Parsons steps down
Report by David Brenchley
Page last updated at 9:44AM UTC, Friday, 30 September 2016
The Charlton women’s team can confirm it accepted the resignation of first-team manager Jeremy Parsons on Wednesday night.
“I would like to thank Jeremy for all his hard work and commitment over the past three years, during which he has given freely of his time and has shown great dedication.
Chairman Stephen King
Parsons will step down with immediate effect due to work and family commitments. He will be replaced by Regional Talent Club Technical Director Paul McDonagh, with Riteesh Mishra continuing as assistant manager.
The club would like to thank Jeremy for his hard work and commitment in the three years he has been at the club.
Parsons joined the club as goalkeeper coach before being appointed as assistant manager to Stuart Weston at the beginning of the 2013/14 season. He replaced Weston halfway through the next campaign, leading the side to a first FA Women’s Premier League Cup win since 2006 as well as wins in the Capital Cup and Ryman Cup finals.
League-wise, Parsons oversaw a steady progression from the side that finished in a disappointing fifth place in the FAWPL South in 2013/14 with 32 points.
He guided the club to third the year after with 48 points before leading us to a second place finish in his first and only full season in charge, losing out on the title by just two points.
Chairman Stephen King paid tribute to Parsons, saying: “I would like to thank Jeremy for all his hard work and commitment over the past three years, during which he has given freely of his time and has shown great dedication.
“Jeremy had stepped in at short notice but was able to help maintain the momentum that has seen us continue our progress both on and off the pitch.”
McDonagh and Mishra will oversee Sunday’s FAWPL South match against West Ham United at Thurrock FC – kick-off 2pm, looking to bounce back from a 5-1 defeat to Coventry United last weekend.
We will have reaction from Paul and Stephen tomorrow.