Yeovil Town Caretaker Manager Neale Marmon is reported to be on his way out of the club. The former Colchester United defender, who has spent much of his career playing and coaching in Germany, had been at Huish Park as a first team coach since January 2019. Initially his arrival was badged as temporary cover for the loss of Terry Skiverton, but it later transpired that he was there on behalf of the prospective owner Rob Couhig and had been recruited by the club's Football Advisor Mark Palmer.
When Darren Way was sacked as first team manager on March 24th, the current Yeovil Town hierarchy gave Marmon the Caretaker Manager role, leaving him in charge for the final seven matches of the 2018-19 season. Although he managed some minor improvements during those matches, compared to the run of form the club were on at that time, he was unable to manage a victory, with the team gaining four draws and three defeats as the club's sixteen year Football League spell was brought to an end.
Local reporter Chris Spittles believes that Marmon is now returning to Germany with his short term contract at the club having ended. Although Marmon is believed to have been in Yeovil today, it would appear that won't be the case for much longer. Chris has said via his Twitter account:
"I understand Yeovil Town interim manager Neale Marmon is leaving the club and returning to Germany after his contract ended this weekend. Is closely linked with takeover so is another indication it's now unlikely to happen. Marmon was lined up to be Yeovil Town's Sporting Director under the Couhig regime and had been planning for next season. Who will decide on Yeovil's retained list and shape next season's squad is now unclear. While other clubs are releasing players and making signings, Yeovil are in limbo without a manager to make key decisions. Swift action is needed over ownership and first team management."
If Marmon's departure is confirmed, that will put emphasis upon the problems the club will face until the ownership situation is resolved. First Team Coach Paul Terry is the only remaining senior member of the management team, but even he is believed to be working to short-term employment arrangements. Any Released and Retained List the club issue will have to be based on the recommendations of Marmon, but without any active ownership or a clear football operations structure, recruiting a replacement manager, and subsequently players will become much harder. If this is coupled with the expected end of Rob Couhig's takeover, then it will leave the club entirely in limbo for the foreseeable future.
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