Wingate & Finchley part company with manager Gary Meakin

Wingate & Finchley have announced that they are parting company with manager Gary Meakin just six months into his tenure.

Meakin only took charge of the club in November, and he led the Blues to survival in their second season in the Ryman Premier Division, avoiding the drop in the penultimate game of the campaign.

However, he is now leaving W&F, who say a decision on Meakin’s successor will be made “in due course”.

Chairman Aron Sharpe said: “Gary and I have spoken in depth about the club requirements going forward – the club has a particular pathway that it wishes to follow.

“These requirements were not in synch with his vision, so I decided it was best to release Gary from the manager’s role and that he pursue his goals elsewhere.

“The directive when Gary arrived was to maintain our status in the Ryman Premier League, and he achieved all that was asked of him, which the club shall always be grateful for.”