The Dons Trust board would like to record our gratitude to Neal Ardley and Neil Cox for the last six years of loyal service to AFC Wimbledon.
We share with all our members the roller coaster ride of being football fans, and that ride has had some thrilling moments over the past six years. The last-gasp winner against Fleetwood that secured League Two survival in 2013, the play-off final against Plymouth in 2016 and spirited performances in the FA Cup against Liverpool and Tottenham will be etched in our memories for many years.
Neal and Neil leave the Club with our status in the English Football League more assured than when they joined us, and with a training ground set-up that has pushed the Club forward behind the scenes.
They have also taken part in the life of the Club in many other ways too – always turning out with the players to meet our Junior Dons at Christmas parties, supporting the AFC Wimbledon Foundation in our community and putting in a respectable performance in our annual minithon.
We wish Neal and Neil all the best in the next stage of their managerial careers and look forward to seeing them back at The Cherry Red Records Stadium soon, and no doubt in our new stadium too.
The board wish Simon Bassey success in his role as interim manager, while the search for successors to Neal and Neil gets underway. We will of course work closely with the Football Club Board to ensure that a successor arrives soon and that they are well supported in their new role.