A statement from Step 4 EvoStik Southern Central League side Welwyn Garden City FC says that they have been forced to ask Manager Adam Fisher to resign after concerns over his management of the club’s football budget.
The club have revealed that their manager of six seasons has seriously overspent his allocated budget over the first half of the club’s inaugural season in Southern League.
Despite repeated warnings to him in recent months, the spending hasn’t been curtailed and the club felt that they had no option but to seek his resignation at a recent meeting.
Despite the overspend, the club’s form has dipped alarmingly during December and Fisher’s side have only picked up two points out of a possible 18 to drop to 14th in the table, despite a promising start.
Club chairman Ollie Croft said: ‘We could not allow this to go on, otherwise the club would be in serious financial difficulties.
Adam has done very well for the club on the field in his time here, but at too high a price.
We know you need a competitive budget to complete in the Southern League football, but you don’t need to be frivolous with money.
Fisher, who has won two promotions in his half-dozen seasons at the BP Mitchell, leaves his post immediately.”