Monday 11 December 2017

Bray Wanderers crisis: Club confirm Trevor Croly has departed

Trevor Croly has left Bray Wanderers
Trevor Croly has left Bray Wanderers

Bray Wanderers have confirmed that Trevor Croly has left the club by "mutual consent".

As reported in the Irish Independent last Friday, Croly was unhappy with the club after some of the players did not get paid and decided to step down.

Chaos escalated over the weekend as statements from players and officials highlighted the growing rift at the club.

Immediately after Saturday's late win over basement side Limerick, when David Scully scored the winner after overseeing the team's pre-match warm-up, a statement released through the Players Football Association of Ireland (PFAI) raised issues of alleged delays in payments.

Club chairman Denis O'Connor responded yesterday by claiming "clerical issues" caused three players to receive their wages late last week and that players and staff are now up to date with payments.

Now the club has revealed that Croly has left "by mutual consent".

"As a result of rumours and statements made by both the players and the club in recent days, both the club and Trevor Croly wish to clarify the position of the manager.

"The club and Trevor have agreed that he will leave the club by mutual consent.

"We confirm that he is parting on amicable terms and wishes the club, the players and the fans well for the future. He is grateful to the Board for the professional manner in which they have handled his departure."

Croly added: "It has been a privilege to manage this team and this group of players. Unfortunately, I am unable to continue in my role for reasons which must remain between the club and myself. I will be making no further comment on the matter and wish everyone at the club well for the future.”

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