Sunday 1st December 2013

Mark Kavanagh


Following yesterday's 5-1 defeat at the hands of Causeway United at Hillsfield, Mark Kavanagh (left) has agreed to step down from his position as Manager with immediate effect.


During his six-month tenure 'Kav' has never given anything less than 100% in his attempt to rebuild the team following a mass exodus of players at the end of last season, and we would like to place on record our sincere thanks to him for all the hard work and commitment that he has put into the job since his appointment.


Unfortunately things haven't worked out as we'd hoped, and although we were always prepared to be patient and allow sufficient time for a competitive team to emerge it has become increasingly clear that a change of direction was needed.


Romans Chairman Ian Cruddas stated "The club took a bold step last summer in giving Mark the chance to step up from coaching the younger players at Burton Albion."


"Despite having to build virtually a completely new team early results showed promise, but as the season progressed that never materialised into positive results. The decision has therefore been taken as the half-way stage of the season approaches in the hope of improving our league position in the new year."


Assistant Manager Anthony Jones has taken over team affairs on an interim basis, but we will be considering our options carefully before making a permanent appointment in due course.