Kitching is going after final fixture

EVO-STIK League Stafford Rangers will have a new management team at the helm next season after manager Neil Kitching and his number two Nick Amos announced they were stepping down.

Appointed for the start of the 2014-15 season following the end of Graham Heathcote's reign, the duo's departure at the end of the current campaign was confirmed on Easter Monday by the EVO-STIK League Premier Division club's board of directors.

Former Rushall Olympic boss Kitching, pictured, and Amos guided Rangers back into the EVO-STIK League's top flight as 2015-16 South Division champions and the club paid tribute to the pair's record in a statement urging supporters to get behind them for their final games at the helm.

The club said: "After a long and honest meeting with manager Neil Kitching, his assistant Nick Amos and the board of directors, Neil and Nick have come to an amicable agreement. At the end of the current season 2017-18 both have decided to leave the football club.

"We would like to thank them for all their hard work over the past four years in bringing stability back to the club; through some very hard times, winning the league, the Staffs Senior Cup, reaching the final of the Walsall Senior Cup, a decent run in the FA Trophy and FA Cup and helping finances.

"The board of directors would like to take this opportunity in wishing them all the very best for the future going forward. As we are still in the Staffs Senior Cup at the semi-final stage could we ask all our fans to get behind Neil, Nick, his back room staff and the team through until the end of the season. Thanking you all in anticipation. The Board."

Image courtesy of @SRFCofficial/YouTube

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