Marcus Richardson expected to be named as Flackwell Heath FC manager

MARCUS Richardson is expected to take over the reins at Flackwell Heath this week, following the sudden and unexpected departure of Paul Shone earlier this month.

Sean Kelleher has been keeping the ship steady in a caretaker capacity, leading the club to two wins and a draw in his three matches in charge.

He’s now ready to take more of a back seat, with Richardson expected to meet the players at training tonight (Thursday) before taking the club into Saturday’s home match against Abingdon United.

The former assistant to Mark Bartley at Marlow has been managing Highmoor Ibis in the Hellenic League Premier Division in recent seasons.

The former striker, 40, played for numerous clubs including Burnham, Windsor & Eton, Slough Town, Torquay United, Hartlepool United, Lincoln City and Chester City.

Under Kelleher the Heathens drew 1-1 with Binfield, beat Longlevens 2-0 on Saturday – in a performance he rated as one of the best of the season – and got the better of Lydney Town 2-1 in the Floodlit Cup on Tuesday night.

“Saturday was one of our best performances of the season, and it was pleasing from a personal point of view,” said Kelleher.

“I expect to see someone new take training tomorrow but the plan is to stay on.”

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