Official statement from the Hertford Town FC Chairman, Mr Peter Sinclair . . .
It is with much regret that Hertford Town Football Club have to announce the departure of 1st team manager, Marvin Samuel by mutual consent.
Both the committee and Marvin believe that the start to the season has not been as hoped, and the time has come to start afresh with the majority of the season still to play for.
The committee believe that although we have made improvements on the playing side, we have not progressed with as much impetus as expected after the excellent end to last season.
Marvin’s determination and tenacity as a manager has not been without recognition at Hertford Town, and we at the club wish to thank him for his service over the past two years.
The very fact that it is his, and our own high standards that have brought us to this position, is a mark of the character he has shown at the club.
We wish Marvin all the best for the future, sure in the knowledge that he will find a new club with little difficulty.
The club will announce the details of the new manager expediently, with an appointment that can build on the strong foundations we currently have existing at Hertingfordbury Park.
In the immediate future, the caretaker manager will be our current youth manager, Martin Gutteridge.
We wish him all the best of luck during this transitional period.