Dagenham & Redbridge: Assistant managers Darren Currie and Junior Lewis leave Daggers by mutual consent
PUBLISHED: 15:33 28 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:33 28 May 2018
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Goalkeeping coach Jim Stannard and academy manager Micah Hyde also departing
Dagenham & Redbridge have announced assistant managers Darren Currie and Junior Lewis have departed by mutual consent.
The pair join John Still, who stepped down from his role as first-team manager earlier this month, in leaving the cash-strapped National League outfit.
After Still announced his decision to stand down, managing director Steve Thompson said he intended to have discussions with Currie, though it was not specified whether they would be regarding the vacant manager’s role.
However, in a statement issued by the club, it was confirmed that following those talks, Currie would be departing by mutual consent, as would Lewis.
The statement read: “The club would like to put on record its tremendous gratitude to both Darren and Junior for their efforts whilst with us.
“Both are extremely talented coaches and, we are certain, have promising careers in front of them.”
The duo are not the only pair departing Daggers, with goalkeeping coach Jim Stannard also leaving the Victoria Road outfit this summer.
The statement continued: “Jim has been a stalwart at the training ground over 6 years and the fact that Mark Cousins was voted Player of the Year last season is an indication of Jim’s hard work.”
In the statement, Daggers also announced that owing to the funding of their academy ceasing owing to their relegation from the English Football League two seasons ago, the services of academy manager Micah Hyde were no longer required.
Daggers confirmed their interest in continuing their academy partnership with Barking & Dagenham College, but that the role of academy manager, which had been filled by Hyde, was no longer required.
The statement went on to finish by saying that the club had received over 70 applicants for the vacant manager’s role, with the interviews intended to take place later this week.
Whoever fills that role will do so without any first-team coaching staff remaining at the club, with both assistant managers in Currie and Lewis, as well as the goalkeeping coach in Stannard, leaving Victoria Road, but they may well like the prospect of bringing their own men in.