Burgess Hill Town appoint former Brighton and Crawley Town player as new manager

Simon Wormull
Simon Wormull

Simon Wormull has been named first team head coach at Burgess Hill Town.

Wormull, along with John Rattle, has been caretaker boss after Ian Chapman first took a short absence of leave before chairman Kevin Newell accepted his resignation.

The former Brighton, Crawley Town, Leewes and Eastbourne Borough player was brought in as as a coach by Chapman after Stuart Tuck left the club.

Rattle will be Wormull's number two.

Earlier in the week, club chairman Kevin Newell said: "Newell said: “I’ve had 12 applications from some very impressive and experienced managers and with respect to them I want to read them all before I make a final decision and I’ve told them all a decision will be made on Friday.

“We’ve had some very highly qualified managers who have applied. That’s a tribute to how far we have come as a football club to see the quality of the managers who want to come and join us. I’ve been very impressed.”

A club statement will follow....

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