Football: Petulla resigns as boss

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Simon Petulla, right, and son Charlie led the Jersey women to Island Games gold in 2015 Picture: ROB CURRIE

WITH exactly 100 days until the start of the Gotland Island Games, the Jersey women’s football team have been handed a significant blow with the news that manager Simon Petulla has tendered his resignation.

The Island boss, who took control in November 2014 and led the Reds to their first Island Games gold on home turf in 2015, says he has ‘no alternative’ but to step away as ‘it has become clear that the priorities of the JFA differ to those of the current management team’.

Petulla’s management team, including his son and assistant Charlie, performance coach Jimmy Kelly, and goalkeeping coach Jason Carpenter have also vacated their positions with immediate effect. At this stage it is unclear who will manage the Island side as they take on the Royal Navy in a friendly at Springfield on Saturday.

 

Full story in Thursday's JEP.

 

 

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