Chesterfield's play-off rivals Bromley sack long-serving manager Neil Smith

Another of Chesterfield’s play-off rivals have sacked their manager.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 1:53 pm

Following Neal Ardley’s departure from Notts County on Wednesday, long-serving Neil Smith has been fired by seventh-placed Bromley after almost five years in charge.

Chairman Robin Stanton-Gleaves said: “This has been a difficult decision to make and one that has not been taken lightly. Having continued to review first-team performances and developments over an extended period of time, I now believe a change in leadership is required for us to progress further on our journey.”

Smith has led Bromley to finishes of 10th, 9th, 12th and 13th in the National League as well reaching the 2018 FA Trophy final.

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Bromley have sacked manage Neil Smith.
Bromley have sacked manage Neil Smith.

The lilywhites are currently two points ahead of Chesterfield but have played two more games.

“The club’s ultimate ambition remains to reach the Football League and the search for a new first-team manager will begin immediately, with a view to having a new manager in place in a timely manner,” Stanton-Greaves added.