Sinclair put in temporary charge after Brady’s departure

Assistant manager Darren Collins has followed Jon Brady out of St James Park
Assistant manager Darren Collins has followed Jon Brady out of St James Park

Frank Sinclair will take temporary charge of Brackley Town following Jon Brady’s decision to step down on Sunday.

The former Chelsea defender was recruited by Brady last season and helped the club to avoid relegation. Sinclair will step in to fill the void after assistant manager Darren Collins also followed Brady out of St James Park.

Brady’s decision came 24 hours after Saints lost 4-2 against North Ferriby United in Saturday’s Vanarama National League North clash.

Explaining his reasons to leave the St James Park club, Brady said: “After much consideration and with heavy heart I have made the decision to resign as manager of Brackley Town FC.

“I can say I have given absolutely everything to the club during my six and a half years tenure. The profile of the club has certainly been raised, especially after our FA Cup run two seasons ago which generated much needed revenue and certainly helped to grow the infrastructure of the club.

“To win seven trophies and gain promotion to the Conference North, then reaching the play-off final after finishing third in our first season at this level was a real achievement.

“It was then extra special to go on to have the FA Cup run beating Gillingham live on national TV and reaching the second round proper for the first time at the club.

“I am immensely proud of what Darren Collins and I together with all my staff, players and all at the club have achieved.

“I feel that the time is right to move on and who knows, in time when the dust settles I may take on a fresh challenge whether that be focusing on my business or another opportunity in football management. That lies in the future.

“In my time here I have met many new people and made lots of friends. I will take with me some wonderful memories.

“I would like to thank everyone at Brackley Town for their support and take this opportunity to wish you all every success in the future.”

In a statement, the club said: “We would like to thank Jon for the magnificent effort he and his staff have put in during his time here and for all their achievements over the last six and a half years.

“We will now be looking for someone to carry on helping the club move forward and anyone interested in applying for the vacancy should send details in the strictest of confidence to managing director Miss Janene Butters: