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Laraman departs Chatham Town


Carl Laraman has resigned as Director of Football just days after helping the club win promotion.

Laraman announced his departure in an open letter released on the Club’s Social feeds.

Chatham Town had just confirmed promotion to the Isthmian South East following a 10-1 thrashing of Erith & Belvedere on Saturday.

Laraman had been running the First Team alongside chairman Kevin Hake after Scott Lindsey joined Swindon just before the start of the season.

“Firstly I want to say congratulations to everyone involved at the club, from players, staff, committee and volunteers, for the promotion we’ve all achieved,” said Laraman. “What a journey,

“I now believe it’s the right time for myself to step away from the club and I will be resigning with immediate effect.

“I’m proud the objective of promotion has been achieved, and I have every faith that Chatham Town will continue to thrive and move forwards.

“I am delighted to have played a part in what has been an incredible year for the club.

“We now have a thriving youth structure, a playing philosophy to be proud of and a winning first team.

“The support I’ve had from fans, players and staff has been terrific and I can’t thank you all enough for that.

“To me, football is so much more than just a game.

“Football has been my life, and I am looking forward to the future and what my next challenge in the game will be.

“Chatham Town is in safe hands and I can move on with confidence that the club will continue to have every success.

“I wish Chatham Town all the best and will enjoy watching their next steps from afar.

“I cannot thank you all enough, it has truly been a pleasure.”

With 3 games to go, Chatham are battling Sheppey United for the league title.