NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Manager Alex Kaufman quits rock-bottom Wisbech St Mary

PUBLISHED: 09:33 13 February 2020 | UPDATED: 09:38 13 February 2020

Alex Kaufman has quit Wisbech St Mary. Picture: DAN MASON

Alex Kaufman has quit Wisbech St Mary. Picture: DAN MASON


Wisbech St Mary are looking for a new manager after the resignation of Alex Kaufman last night.

Kaufman, who only took charge in October, has departed the rock-bottom Thurlow Nunn League First Division North side to join a lower-level club.

He has already taken over at title-chasing Cambridgeshire County League top-flight outfit Cambridge University Press.

Saints confirmed the exit in a social media statement which read: "The club is disappointed to announce that Alex Kaufman has left his position as first-team manager.

"He leaves for various personal and coaching reasons, including providing the opportunity for the club to bring in a more local manager.

"We would like to place on record our thanks to Alex for his hard work during his tenure and wish him well for the future."

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Saints are seemingly heading for the drop after being cast adrift at the bottom of the First Division North standings all season.

They have gained only 10 points - all of which were picked up during former Chatteris Town chief Kaufman's reign after he succeeded previous boss Mel Mattless.

Assistant boss Ash Taylor has also departed Saints - although he has confirmed he won't be following Kaufman to Cambridge University Press.

A number of Saints players are also expected to move on but they have signed centre-back Gus Mariano.

Saints were beaten 7-2 at AFC Sudbury Reserves last Saturday in the final game of Kaufman's near four-month stint in the hotseat.

Saints are keen to hear from anyone interested in becoming their new boss.

Applications can be made via email to club official Paul Albutt at

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