Ex-professional footballer Gary Charles had an illustrious career spanning over 14 years at clubs like Aston Villa and Benfica.
However his first taste in management at Nuneaton Town in the National League North has ended with him finding out he has been replaced on social media.
Found out through Twitter that I am no longer manager at Nuneaton Borough FC. Not had any contact with the chairman to let me know so I just want to say thank you to the fans for your fantastic support, to the players and staff I wish you all the best for future. Gary👍
— Gary Charles (@GaryCharlesFRJ) June 16, 2018
A full statement about their new manager says, “Nuneaton Town is pleased to announce the return of Nicky Eaden as first team manager.
A full back in his playing career, Nicky has worked as coach and assistant manager at a host of clubs since he hung up his boots.
On taking the job as Boro boss, he said: “The time felt right to take the next step and become a manager, and this opportunity was perfect for me.”
Eaden has had youth and assistant coaching roles at Leicester City, Coventry City and Kettering Town, a club he finished his playing career at and made his debut against Boro in a 1-1 draw in 2007.
“I have known Lee Thorn since we were at Kettering at the same time, so I have kept in touch with him, and due to my posts at Leicester and then Coventry I have watched Nuneaton a lot over the years.
Hopefully I can hit the ground running and even get one or two of them [signings] over the line this weekend.”
Having won promotion with Barnsley, Birmingham City and Wigan Athletic as a player, Eaden has a firm view on the levels of attitude and performance required from his new team.
“I really want players with the right character in my team. There are players out there who are supposedly very good technically but if they do not have the right character I do not want them.”
One of those players with the right character is Kelly-Evans, and he spoke highly of the new Manager earlier “I’ve worked with Nicky before so I know how he operates and what he’s all about. The opportunity to work with Nicky again was one of the determining factors in signing for Nuneaton.”
Welcome back to the Boro’ Nicky.