Webb has no regrets
Paddy Davitt Ex-King's Lynn boss Keith Webb insisted he had no regrets over his decision to leave the Blue Square North club.Webb and assistant boss Lee Glover resigned following the 3-1 final day win at Vauxhall Motors that confirmed Lynn finished in 17th place after ending a wretched recent run of five straight defeats.
Ex-King's Lynn boss Keith Webb insisted he had no regrets over his decision to leave the Blue Square North club.
Webb and assistant boss Lee Glover resigned following the 3-1 final day win at Vauxhall Motors that confirmed Lynn finished in 17th place after ending a wretched recent run of five straight defeats.
The former Linnets' chief did hold talks with the club's board over extending his initial two year stay at The Walks but now plans to take time out from the game after a rollercoaster debut Conference campaign.
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Webb's farewell win provided temporary respite from an impending FA appeal against demotion over ground grading issues at the end of a season that also saw him forced to deal with the financial fall out from major backer Michael Chinn's sudden exit.
“We're in the process of sorting out some contractual issues at the moment so the timing isn't right for me to say too much,” he said. “But let me make it clear there isn't going to be anything spectacular. I still care about what happens to the club because it was two years of my life. What I will say is that there has already been speculation both myself and Lee have quit. Lee Glover did not quit.
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“I've not got anything lined up at the moment. I might be putting myself into a difficult position financially but at the end of the day I've made my decision and I'm happy with the decision I have made. I'm certainly not going to rule anything out at the minute and that includes staying in management. I just want to take a step back and assess what is going on and then look to go forward.”
Lynn's managerial team left on the eve of the first anniversary of the club's Southern Premier Division title-clinching win at Merthyr Tydfil which earned Lynn a maiden promotion to the revamped two-tier Conference.
“A lot of hard work has gone in from a lot of good people,” he said. “The supporters were also terrific and played their part. Of course, at a club of that size you will always have supporters who don't agree with how you do the job but that is football. It's just a pity now that they have to go through an appeal process to keep themselves in this league. I just hope the club can come through that and go on to do well in the future.”
Goals from Adam Smith, top scorer Jack Defty and youngster Ross Kelly helped Lynn finish a comfortable six points clear of the drop zone after flirting with relegation in recent weeks.
“The boys played well, to be fair,” said Webb. “There was some tough talking from us. I'd just made the point prior to the game I felt one or two of the boys had not done themselves or the team or ultimately me and Lee justice.
“We wanted to go out on a high and we did. There were some good performances, especially the youngsters when they came on. We haven't done too bad a job, I don't think. When we lost a few players earlier in the season at that stage we could've been left really with just young lads to put in but we managed to hold it together. I hope that maybe in time people will remember the job we did and that we're the only management team in the club's history to win the Southern Premier title and get us into the Conference.”