Stevenage legend Chris Day leaves after club fail to offer playing contract alongside coaching role

PUBLISHED: 19:06 02 July 2018 | UPDATED: 19:14 02 July 2018

Chris Day has left Stevenage

Chris Day has left Stevenage

Danny Loo Photography 2017

Stevenage legend Chris Day has left the Lamex after the club failed to offer him a playing contract to run alongside a deal proposing a role as goalkeeping coach.

Chris Day has left StevenageChris Day has left Stevenage

The 43-year-old with an exemplary attitude who served Boro with distinctiion for ten season departed Broadhall Way after boss Dino Maamria refused to offer him a playing deal.

Mammria signed new No1 Paul Farman from Lincoln City last month with the hunt now on for an experienced back-up choice.

A club statement said: “Stevenage FC is disappointed to announce the departure of Chris Day from the football club.

“Chris was offered the opportunity to stay as a goalkeeper coach for the first team this season.

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“He only wanted to accept a coaching role if it was combined with another playing contract – which manager Dino Mammria wasn’t prepared to offer him.”

The former Spurs academy keeper also appeared for Crystal Palace, Watford, QPR and Milwall.

The popular Day – knowns as ‘Daisy’ by many – also played his part in two promotions with Stevenage, including a league title with a league record 24 goals conceded, as well as one FA Trophy success and several trips to the play-offs during his time in North Herts.

He also played for the England U21 side on six occasions.

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