Club Statement: Marc Weatherstone

Yesterday the club and Marc Weatherstone mutually agreed to Marc stepping down from his position as First Team manager.


Chairman Aron Sharpe commented "Marc was appointed in the Summer of 2021 as part of a new and exciting team. Unfortunately results and performances have just not been good enough. We both sat down and discussed - it is very difficult to make a decision with someone who has given so much to the club and is a club legend being the second highest appearance holder at Wingate & Finchley. More so that I also hold him in high regard. However, we both agreed it was in the best interest of the club.


He is a young man with a terrific future and this will simply be a learning curve as I expect for him to rebound and find himself a career as a football manager. Honestly he was thrown in at the deep end and we both knew it was sink or swim. Marc was up for it and for that I can only respect him. It’s a very tough results-driven industry and Wingate now have to start getting results immediately. The club wishes Marc the best of luck in his next position and he knows he is always welcome at the club."


Moving forward Director of Football Ahmet Rifat along with head coach Ricky Machel shall take control for Saturday's game at Canvey Island.