STEVE TAYLOR (pictured) has paid for Chatteris Town’s run of 14 games without a win by losing his job as manager.
Taylor, a former Wisbech, Haverhill and Ely boss, only took over the Cambs Premier Division side at the start of the season following the resignation of Jimmy Unwin.
Chatteris started the season with hopes that they could possibly achieve promotion, but lost one of their best players Steven Reid to Wisbech Town in August.
They have won just three of their 20 league games this season and their last win was way back in September leaving them second from bottom in the table.
Chairman Steve Bright said: “There were two or three things behind our decision, but we have had a long poor run without a win and it was time for a parting of the waves.
“Steve has had his problems player wise with, apart from Reid, three or four leaving for other clubs. We want to stay in the Premier Division and had to make the decision while we still have a chance of staying up.
“We are only three or four points away from the clubs above us and a couple of wins can put us in with a good chance of avoiding the drop.”
Bright and his committee will meet later this week to decide who takes over in the short term, but such a good club like Chatteris should have no difficulty finding a permanent successor to Taylor at West Street.
It likely that either Bright or Steve Saunders will take charge for Chatteris’ home game against Brampton this Saturday.