Saturday 17 March 2018

Bray have moved quickly to appoint a new manager following departure of Mathews

Alan Mathews left Bray Wanderers
Alan Mathews left Bray Wanderers
Ger Keville

Ger Keville

Bray Wanderers have confirmed that Maciej Tarnogrodzki from Poland will take charge of the first team as caretaker manager following the departure of Alan Mathews and his coaching staff.

An official statement read: "Bray Wanderers is delighted to confirm the appointment of Maciej Tarnogrodzki as caretaker first team coach with immediate effect.

"Maciej has worked on youth development at Bray Wanderers over the past season and has overseen the Bray Wanderers under 19s team. He joined the Seagulls in 2012 after a stint at Shelbourne FC.

"We would like to thank Maciej for taking charge of training and first team duties last night, and he has the full support of the club and first team squad of players.

Tarnogrodzki said that the response from the players has been positive and the focus now turns to Friday night.

“We had a fantastic training session with the squad," said Tarnogrodzki.

"There was a very positive and professional response from the players and we are all now fully focused on Friday and our main priority is picking up points.

"Our captain David Cassidy, despite injury, even took a small part in training last night and all of the players are fully behind the job at hand. The plan is very simple… we need to score goals, pick up points and move up the table. We have a very talented, young squad who are fully committed to Bray Wanderers. Results will come, we have no doubt.”

The statement from Bray also went on to thanks Mathews for his service to the club while emphasising their commitment to maintaining their status as a League of Ireland Premier Division club.

"Bray Wanderers would like to thank Alan Mathews for his service to the club over the past few months. Alan was an extremely important part of the club’s survival last season. We would also like to thank his backroom team for their dedication and passion for Bray Wanderers.

"Unfortunately results did not go our way during the opening games of the season, however the club is extremely confident this run of form will end and turn around.

"The club would like to reassure supporters that the positive plans for Bray Wanderers are still unchanged.

"The Board and Owners of Bray Wanderers are fully committed, as a priority, to sustaining the club’s Premier League status and keeping the club alive financially. There are ongoing initiatives to improve the club both on and off the pitch. These include plans to further improve and utilise facilities at the stadium, as we understand the importance of our home ground to supporters."

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