Coates Athletic looking for new boss after Lodge steps down following two successful years - Harrold his replacement

Coates Athletic celebrate with the PFA Senior Cup.

Coates Athletic celebrate with the PFA Senior Cup. - Credit: Archant

Andy Lodge has stepped down as manager of Coates Athletic after a successful two years at the helm.

Last season, Coates Athletic finished second in the Peterborough and District League and clinched the PFA Senior Cup in a dramatic penalty shoot-out at Peterborough United’s stadium.

The board have moved swiftly to announce his replacement - player Liam Harrold steps into the hotseat.

Lodge says, having set up a business, he no longer has the time to dedicate himself to the job.

He said: “It’s been a good two years, now is the time to move on. I’ve set up a business this year, which is going well, and I have a six year old girl.

“I’m not moving to another club - I just don’t have the time to dedicate to the role anymore.

“The club is a success story. Whoever replaces me will have a good squad to work with and I expect they’ll do well.”