Brett Whaley resigns as Wisbech Town manager and admits Fenmen job was ‘difficult’

Brett Whaley has resigned as manager of Wisbech Town.

Brett Whaley has resigned as manager of Wisbech Town. - Credit: Archant

Brett Whaley has resigned as manager of Wisbech Town with no regrets.

Whaley has quit the Fenmen hotseat today after less than a season in charge. The former March Town and Yaxley chief succeeded Dick Creasey as boss last summer.

It is understood Whaley had been willing to remain in charge until the end of the current campaign, but has mutually agreed with club chiefs to depart immediately.

He leaves Wisbech in 10th place in the United Counties League Premier Division after a frustrating campaign although they could still win silverware with a Cambs Invitation Cup final against higher-level Cambridge City to come on April 12.

Whaley told the Wisbech Standard: “I notified Wisbech of my intention to leave at the end of the season, but we have mutually agreed that I’ll go immediately.

“I didn’t want to wait until the summer to resign and leave the club up against it in terms of finding a new manager.

“I have to admit it is the first time in my managerial career I haven’t really enjoyed a season.

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“I don’t have any regrets about taking the job. I’m a better manager for doing it and I’ll take plenty of things I’ve learned during my time at Wisbech into my next challenge, wherever that may be.”

Poor home form has been a particular disappointment to Whaley. His team have lost half of their 16 home league games – the last of those being a 2-1 reverse to struggling Northampton side Sileby Rangers last Saturday – and also bowed out of the FA Cup and FA Vase at the Elgoods Fenland Stadium.

Whaley added: “I have found the job difficult. I felt we had the squad to be successful, but it hasn’t worked out.

“Our home form has been particularly disappointing and the inconsistency of our performances has been frustrating.

“I haven’t been able to find the answers for that and will take my share of the responsibilities, but the players must also accept they haven’t reached the potential they could have done.”

Life after Whaley begins on Saturday when Wisbech host Harborough in the Premier Division (3pm).

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