Towers’ U-turn sees him back in charge at Arundel


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Report courtesy of LEWIS MASON ‘The Littlehampton’ Gazette. Thank you


Richard Towers has returned for a third stint as Arundel Football Club manager - just seven days after announcing his resignation.

Towers informed Mullets' club committee of his decision to step down last Monday, only to be reappointed six days later.

Mullets, who were taken charge by Towers and vice-chairman Simon Butler for their Southern Combination League Premier Division clash at Peacehaven & Telscombe on Saturday, began their search for a new manager. After an agreement to appoint a new boss fell through, chairman Bob Marchant got back in touch with Towers to see if would return for a third stint.

Towers didn’t hesitate and decided to return as manager. His previous assistant, Ryan Pharo, has now moved to rivals Wick, so his search begins for a new number two.

On his decision to return to Mill Road, Richard Towers said: “The reason I stepped down was the fact I didn’t feel I had a pool of players to pick from now.

“Since I stepped down, people have been in touch and players have become available. “It’s going to be a fresh start and one I’m looking forward to getting stuck in to.” A pre-booked holiday means Towers will miss Mullets’ next three fixtures.

With no assistant currently in place, Towers is unaware of who will oversee the games he will miss at present and said: “I organised an extension to a holiday after I stepped down last week. Obviously that is not ideal now, but it can’t be changed.

“I’m still to decide who’s going to take charge while I’m away.”


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