Assistant manager’s exit leaves King’s Lynn Town looking to bounce back from “massive bombshell”

Leon Mettam scored twice for King's Lynn against Hayes & Yeading. Picture: Ian Burt

Leon Mettam scored twice for King's Lynn against Hayes & Yeading. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

King's Lynn Town have been dealt a huge blow by trusted player-assistant boss Gary Mills departing the club to become the new manager of Corby Town.

The 35-year-old has left The Walks to take over at the struggling Northern Premier League outfit, who parted company with manager Tommy Wright last week.

Shell-shocked Linnets boss Gary Setchell said: 'It really is a massive bombshell and I didn't see this coming. Football can be a ruthless business. Sometimes things can go for you and other times things can go against you and this is a stinker for us.

'I'm disappointed with the timing but it's a fantastic opportunity for Gary to manage a Step Three club which is on his doorstep and in a good location.

'I haven't just lost an assistant, but I've also lost another player. It's another distraction I could have done without but I'd like to wish Gary all the best.'


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Northampton-based Mills returned to the club for a second spell in the summer.

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