Ramsey boss Taylor quits after Cup Final defeat
RAMSEY Town manager Paul Taylor announced he would not be carrying on in the role after the 3-1 defeat to St Ives in the Hunts Premier Cup final. He revealed his decision to the club committee on Thursday, and explained his frustration at the lack of prog
RAMSEY Town manager Paul Taylor announced he would not be carrying on in the role after the 3-1 defeat to St Ives in the Hunts Premier Cup final.
He revealed his decision to the club committee on Thursday, and explained his frustration at the lack of progress off the pitch.
Ramsey won the Peterborough Premier League title this year, but were not promoted because their home ground is not up to standard. The league requires UCL clubs to have a 50-seater stand, and also identified minor changes to the ground that totalled �10,000, but funding has not yet been found.
"The players have proved on the pitch that they are good enough, but I cannot see any signs that people are being pro-active off the pitch, and taking the steps to help us get up," said Taylor.
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"As a result I have decided that enough is enough."
"None of the league's criteria have been matched, and I don't believe that they will be. I didn't want to spend another year trying to win the league, only to then find the club couldn't be promoted again. That would be a waste of a year for everyone.
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"But I want to say that I have had two fantastic years with the club, and appreciate the effort that the lads have put in for me since I took over. I wish them well."
Ramsey have won back-to-back titles, completing the 2007-08 season unbeaten on the way to the Peterborough Divison One title, and snatching the 2008-09 Premier Division crown at the beginning of May.
Taylor says he has no other football job lined up, but will consider his options over the summer.
Ramsey chairman David Skidmore said the club would be sad to see Taylor leave, but would not make any decisions on a new manager until a committee meeting on Friday. The club will also discuss the possibility of applying for FA grants to fund the necessary improvements to the ground.
"The club is taking steps in the right direction, so that we can be promoted, but at the moment it is all a question of money.
"We have had two tremendous seasons with Paul, and not just with the first team. He is a great coach, and he has put a great side together."
"We understand that Paul is disappointed at not being promoted this season, but we hope he will reconsider his decision.