Paulton Rovers Football Club’s Board of Directors announced in a Club statement the ‘release’ of Players’ Manager Kyle Tooze. 

Taking to the Club’s website, the Board of Directors, said: ‘We have today released Kyle Tooze as first team manager. We intend to do whatever necessary to maintain our status and 20 year consecutive run in the Southern League.

‘We thank Kyle for his hard work and efforts since taking over in November and wish him well.’ 

An hour later, the Club posted the following: ‘The Board have reacted quickly following the departure of Kyle Tooze and Richard Fey has been appointed as his successor with immediate effect.’

Following the announcement, new Mananger Richard Fey said: ‘Having had a break from the game I’m pleased to be given the opportunity to try and keep this established Southern League Football Club in this division. 

‘I’ve had various calls today with the Chairman, everything has happened really quick but I want to give my all to the last 11 games and do what we can to retain our status.

‘I’m looking forward to meeting the players and I’ll be announcing my back room staff in the near future.’

Paulton Rovers Football Club supporters and fans had mixed reactions to the news, some calling it a ‘knee jerk reaction by the club’ and some in support of the previous Players’ Manager, Kyle Tooze: ‘I don’t think Kyle has failed, far from it, he’s shown the highest commitment to PRFC. Thank you Kyle.’