Newhaven Football Club has parted company with joint-managers Kieran Collins and Lee Brace following a run of six straight defeats in all competitions.
Dockers Vice Chairman, Martin Garry, said, “After a difficult start to the calendar year, which has seen the club drop from 10th to 15th in Sussex County Football League Division One, having lost 6 out of the 8 games, it has been decided that a change in management was required with immediate effect to give the club the best opportunity possible to maintain its Division One status.
“Newhaven FC are pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Breach (pictured above, furthest left) as First Team Manager with immediate effect. Sean has been a great servant to the club over many years and, having been club captain, we feel he will be able to motivate the team over the coming weeks in cup and league games to meet our joint expectations.
“Please join me in congratulating Sean on his appointment when you next catch up with him.”
Breach, who has been at the club for 10 years, was captain as the team got promoted to Division One last season and has said he is “really excited” about the prospect ahead.
The 28-year-old added, “I would like to thank Andy Lloyd (Chairman), Martin Garry and the committee for asking me to step in for the rest of the season, which of course I jumped at the chance to do.
“There has been a big change in personnel, players wise, however I know between the First Team, Reserves and Under-18s we have signed on at the club, we have a great group of players to help win as many games as we can, which is obviously the main aim.
“I would also like to thank Andy Cook (Reserve Team Manager) and Kieran Ridley (Under-18 Manager) for their support today and, I’m sure, in the next six weeks.”
Breach’s first game in charge will be the John O’Hara Cup quarter-final tie at Ringmer, on Thursday evening, before his first home game against Dorking Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.