Mark and Danny depart the Avenue

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After long discussions over the last two days and much soul searching by all, we have mutually agreed with Mark and Danny that they will step down from their managerial roles at Bradford (Park Avenue) with immediate effect.

All who have had any involvement with both of these local legends will know what a couple of genuine, dedicated and good people they both are. Over the last 3 seasons they have worked tirelessly  within the frame work of the clubs playing budget and ethos of developing young talent to keep us in the National League North. Sadly circumstances last season meant they couldn’t ever really put out their strongest side enough times to avoid relegation. Despite that disappointment they agreed to take on the challenge to try to bounce straight back up, unfortunately results so far this season haven’t been what anyone involved with the club would’ve wished for, and so during the discussions about how to improve results it was agreed to make a change management of the first team.

In the interim, Luca Havern has agreed to step into the head coach role and will be assisted by Ollie Johnson as we work with all of the stake holders, to define what the new person will do, what any structure will look like to match the clubs short, medium and long term goals. Let’s give Luca and OJ all the support we can.

Martin Knight – ‘I hope that everyone associated with the club, wishes them both the very best in the future, it has been my absolute pleasure to learn from, and work with them both.  I am sure they will soon be back in the dugout, a place they both truly love to be.’