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Manager John Beck departs beleaguered Histon

John Beck
Beck had won and lost his only two games in charge

Histon boss John Beck has left the club less than eight weeks into the job after a disagreement over finances, according to chairman Russell Hands.

The former Cambridge United manager, 56, took over the Stutes' depleted squad in the summer from Alan Lewer.

Hands told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "It was a difference of opinion.

"We couldn't give him what he needed to do the job. Because of the financial restrictions we're under he found it very, very difficult."

He added: "In the end John felt that he had got as far as he could and in the interests of both parties we decided to go our own ways."

Of course not. Steve's record goes unanswered doesn't it?

Histon chairman Russell Hands on whether Steve Fallon can be ruled out of the running

Youth coach Brian Page has been left in temporary charge of the first-team ahead of Saturday's trip to Newport County.

Assistant Dean Greygoose will remain in his position.

Hands says the recruitment process has already started and they will be talking to individuals who were beaten to the job by Beck in May.

"Two of the main contenders are still available and we spoke to them last night," he said.

"We will be talking to them today [Friday] and Saturday and will hopefully have somebody in place by Monday at the latest."

Former boss Steve Fallon, who oversaw the most successful period in the club's history, has told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire he would be open to discussions regarding a return to Bridge Road.

Hands said Fallon could not be ruled out of the running: "Of course not. Steve's record goes unanswered doesn't it?

"But we are looking and we are talking and we will resolve this very quickly."

The events cap a tumultuous year for the Stutes which began when Beck was removed as Fallon's assistant back in September.

Fallon himself was then sacked in January after a fall-out with new assistant Alan Lewer, who was then placed in charge until the end of last season until Beck took over in May.

Since then the Stutes have lost a string of first-team players and have had to look towards youngsters and trialists in order to rebuild their squad.

On Thursday Beck hinted he was not happy with his squad, saying: "We're nowhere near ready to compete at this level, but what we can do is keep learning, keep working hard in training and do our best in every game.

"We will play our own game. We will try to get it wide and create shooting opportunities.

"My players have a philosophy of boldness and will try to do the right thing."



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