Southend United have confirmed that Kevin Bond has resigned from his role as manager with immediate effect after the club’s dismal start to the season.
CLUB STATEMENT: Kevin Bond
— Southend United (@SUFCRootsHall) September 6, 2019
The 62-year-old inspired a remarkable survival bid last season to keep the Shrimpers in League One, however things have not gone to plan in the opening month of the campaign.
Six defeats from six games has left the team 22nd in League One, with Bolton the only side below them because of their points deduction.
Therefore, fans were understandably not happy and had called on the manager to be sacked recently, however chairman Ron Martin announced on the official site that Bond had actually resigned after the pair held talks.
And, it’s fair to say it’s a move that has gone down well with the support, although they do appreciate the fact that Bond decided to walk.
Here’s some of the reaction to the news from Twitter…
— Chris Pearce (@chris_jpearce) September 6, 2019
— Sam stone (@Samstone0107) September 6, 2019
OOOOOOH YOU BEAUTY
— outofcontextsufc (@outofcontextsu5) September 6, 2019
The poor fella has lost a job that he has probably wanted for years, however it just hasn't worked out. Fair play to him for resigning and thanks for keeping us up. Now the players have to stand up and be counted if it was just down to the manager prove it and keep a clean sheet
— Taffy Dog (@TaffytheDog) September 6, 2019
ANNOUNCE SOL CAMPBELL SAVIOUR SZN
— Sam Caton (@SamCaton_) September 6, 2019
Ahhh – the trusty corner-flag, doing its thing.
Fair play to Bond for doing the honourable thing. Now for the hard part – finding the right person to get this horror-show of a League One campaign heading in the right direction.
— Matthew Walker (@lesleymatt) September 6, 2019
At last. Thanks for doing the honourable thing Kevin. Onwards and upwards. It will be interesting to see how the players respond.
— SerendipitousShrimper (@MidgetSpanner) September 6, 2019