Update: Mark Sampson leaves Stevenage FC - Ronnie Henry to assist Alex Revell

By Layth Yousif

8th Nov 2021 | Football

Stevenage FC: Mark Sampson leaves Boro - find out more. CREDIT: @laythy29
Stevenage FC: Mark Sampson leaves Boro - find out more. CREDIT: @laythy29

Stevenage FC have confirmed first team coach Mark Sampson has resigned.

The former England women's coach joined Boro as first team coach in July 2019.

The 39-year-old took over as caretaker manager after Dino Maamria was sacked in September of the same year.

However, as assistant manager to Alex Revell Boro have endured a torrid spell in League Two and currently sit in 21st position, a mere two points off the relegation trapdoor.

Chairman Phil Wallace said, "Mark has performed diligently on the coaching side since Dean Wilkins came in to assist Alex Revell but wants to move on to new challenges, and we wish him the very best.

"Ronnie Henry will assist Alex and Dean at training on a temporary basis from today.

"Our league results have been unacceptable to all of us, and Alex and I have had several discussions recently.

"We both believe this group of players can deliver consistent winning performances to climb the table, but we both know that has to start happening soon".

Following three defeats pout of the last five including a 5-0 loss in South Wales at the hands of AFC Newport County, Boro had hoped they had turned a corner after their encouraging 2-2 draw at League One side Milton Keynes on Saturday.

Boro host Cambridge in the final round of group stage matches in the Papa John's Trophy on Tuesday evening.

They then entertain Mansfield Town on Saturday - with the Stags one place above them in the table - before their FA Cup first round replay against MK a week on Tuesday, in what will be a crucial spell for the club.


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