New manager to take reins from Steve Burr at Stalybridge Celtic

By Gary Carter

STALYBRIDGE Celtic will have a new manager next season after it was announced Steve Burr will leave.

The Evo-Stik League, premier division side has endured a torrid campaign, with an amazing 12 games in just 22 days rounding it off.

Now it has been confirmed that Burr will depart his role after the final game.

Celtic are currently in the middle of their second week where they play on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday after a series of matches were postponed over the winter.

But after it was mutually agreed that Burr’s contract will not be renewed, there will be a change at the top at Bower Fold for the 2018/19 campaign.

Celtic chairman Rob Gorski said: “It was an amicable and mutual decision and Steve will always be welcomed back at Bower Fold.

“He has his class and dignity as a man and we wish him every success in the future.

“We thank Steve for his efforts and hard work since February 2017. He leaves with our best wishes, and personally I have enjoyed working with a high-quality manager.”

The Correspondent understands no one person has emerged as Burr’s successor.

But sources say they are working from a shortlist to fill the role next term.

Celtic play at home to Workington tonight before taking on Witton Albion at Bower Fold on Thursday and rounding off their season at Halesowen on Saturday.

The run of games has not gone down well with Mr Gorski, who added: “I find it unacceptable that we are being asked to play 12 games in 22 days.

“The local and national authorities need to be more proactive to ensure that no club has to ever go through this ridiculous schedule ever again”.


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