Craig Brewster is to leave the coaching staff after two years at Crawley Town, the club confirmed today.
He joined the club as coach two years ago and when Steve Evans left in April 2012, and along with director of football Steve Coppell took charge for the last six games of the season and guided Reds to promotion to League One.
Craig said: “I have had two great years at Crawley Town and being a part of the club which won promotion to League One and then established itself at this level has been one of the highlights of my career. I have made some great friends at the club and I wish Crawley Town all the best for the future. The club will always have a special place in my heart.”
Manager Richie Barker said: “I have only worked with Craig for a year but in that time I was extremely impressed with his work ethic and coaching ability. He commanded the utmost respect of the players and was a very popular member of staff. We wish him all the best for the future and I’m sure another club will benefit from Craig’s experience and ability before too long.”
Assistant Manager Taff Williams will have more coaching responsibility when the players report back for pre-season on June 26.
Chief Executive Richard Low said: “As our supporters know, we are in the process of restructuring our operations and we worked hard to try and keep Craig within the financial structures which now apply to our football management but it was just not possible despite both parties’ best efforts
“Throughout this whole process Craig was, as always, totally professional in his dealings with the club. He will be a big loss because he was extremely popular with everyone at Crawley Town and of course he had a special bond with our fans for his part in helping us win promotion to League One. We wish him all the best for the future.”