Town manager Bradley Quinton has today accepted the manager’s post at Braintree Town, where he made over 500 appearances as a player.
He made his managerial bow for Town in a 3-0 win at Hendon in August 2014 and took charge of his final game for the 2-4 defeat at Dulwich Hamlet in the Ryman Premier Division play-off semi-finals last month. Under his tenure, Town achieved league placings of 7th, 6th and 4th, and developed a reputation for playing high tempo attacking football. On the field, he made 56 competitive appearances, scoring 5 goals.
Chairman Paul Reed said “I would like both personally and on behalf of the club, to thank Brad for all the hard work he has put in since he took over. There have been some very exciting times over the three years he has been in charge and those memories will remain in the minds of supporters. His return to a club with which he has such strong connections is, of course, understandable. Brad had already turned down a couple of offers from clubs at a higher level than ours over the last couple of months but Braintree came in with an offer that we just could not compete with”.
Bradley Quinton said “This has been the toughest decision of my football career. Over the last few days I have had lengthy discussions with my family and we eventually came to the conclusion that a return to my former club at this time was an opportunity that I needed to take. I would like to go on record to thank all supporters, including volunteers and directors, from the bottom of my heart for creating something special together. Enfield Town is a fantastic club, which I am sure will go from strength to strength. I have to admit I shed a tear after the Dulwich game, as I was totally committed to promotion this time around. I will miss everyone, particularly those who work tirelessly behind the scenes, and hope our paths will cross in the future”.
The club will make a statement on a successor in due course.
Updated 12:01 - 26 May 2017 by Ken Brazier