Crawley co-chairman steps into dugout for defeat amid growing chaos

30 December 2022 21:55
Preston Johnson joins Darren Byfield for 3-1 loss at Stevenage‘More direct, hands-on role’ being taken after Etherington exitThe Crawley Town co-chairman Preston Johnson stepped into the dugout for Friday’s match against Stevenage, following the departure of manager Matthew Etherington on Thursday. Johnson’s decision to take on a “more direct, hands-on role” did not pay off as Crawley were beaten 3-1 by their promotion-chasing hosts.Amid growing disarray for the club and its owners Wagmi United, Crawley confirmed before the game that the assistant coach Darren Byfield would take charge at Stevenage and for Monday’s game with Newport, with Johnson “also in the dugout to show his support”. Etherington lasted just 32 days in the role after Kevin Betsy’s departure. Continue full article

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