03:31PM, Thursday 03 May 2018
Former Maidenhead United boss Johnson Hippolyte is set to leave Staines Town this summer, having guided the Swans to within four points of the play-offs.
Hippolyte, affectionately known as Drax, put together an exciting, attacking Swans team in his two and a half year stint at the club. But, with the club preparing to announce new owners, Hippolyte has decided he’ll hop off and look for a new job next season.
The Non League Paper revealed in March that Swans chairman Matthew Boon was looking for interested parties to take on the club, having decided to focus his attention on his business and family. And, with a takeover set to be announced in the coming days, Drax decided it was time to call it a day with Staines.
Speaking to the Non League Paper Drax said: “It’s a decision I’ve had in the back of my mind for a while. There’s been a few little things as a manager I haven’t been happy with. Nothing to do with Matt personally, it’s just a few things behind the scenes. Matt’s been good as gold to me. Everything he’s promised me, I’ve got. There’s just certain other things that haven’t sat right with me. I had a chat with my family and my management team and decided it’s time for pastures new.”
Drax spent just over eight seasons at York Road, guiding the club to promotion to the National League South and several Berks & Bucks County Cup successes.
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