Agutter Is Appointed Worthing Manager As Raccine Stays On

Worthing have decided Hastings United manager Chris Agutter is the person to try and take the club into the National League.

Last weekend the Rebels fell just short, losing the Promotion Final to Braintree Town in extra time.

Aarran Racine had been placed in interim charge following Adam Hinshelwood’s switch to York City. Now he stays on as assistant manager, becoming Agutter’s number two.

Next season Worthing are looking to get over the promotion line in the National League South and the board think they have got the man to help them in their hunt.

Chairman Barry Hunter told the club’s website: “We received interest from a number of impressive candidates and ultimately the board were unanimous in Chris’ appointment – we’re delighted he’ll be joining us and are confident he’ll continue to push the club forward.

“The decision was made easier having set out a clear list of specific and unconditional criteria as part of a thorough, objective, process”.

They want to maintain an attacking-minded brand of football and this “played an important part in the decision” to appoint Agutter.

Hunter added: “Continuity and momentum were also factors in our decision. The club is clearly on a steep trajectory, with a lot of opportunity and we have removed some glass ceilings.

“But our transition needs to be on our terms, running our race, at our pace, the Worthing way, remaining faithful to those principles and practices which are now core to how we operate, on and off the pitch.”

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