Coach Chennery leaves City

First published in Blue Square Conference South

FIRST team coach Ben Chenery will seek a new challenge for the 2012/13 campaign following his release from the Chelmsford City management set-up, with skipper David Rainford mulling over a potential move to step into a revised player/coach role.

‘Chenners’ as he is affectionately known on the terraces and in the Clarets’ dressing room, was assistant to manager Glenn Pennyfather for several years and played a part in the achievements of the side, including successive appearances amongst Football League clubs in extended FA Cup runs.

His departure means a new option will be arranged to bolster Glenn’s resources in the dugout, an opportunity which has been offered to Rainford.

Glenn explained: “Ben has done an absolutely fantastic job for us – he’s been brilliant.

"In an ideal world, and if money was no object, we could all have worked together but the chairman’s decision is that Ben has had to move on.

"Chenners is a good mate of mine and I know he’ll be a great asset wherever he heads to next.”

Meanwhile, Pennyfather confirmed negotiations are ongoing with a small handful of existing players for next season.

The majority of the current squad will remain in place for 2012/13, and he said: “I know what budget is available to me next season and we’ll continue to try and get the best out of our resources.”

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