BREAKING NEWS: Boro announce Westley departure

Boro to begin interview process for Westley’s successor next week

Stevenage have confirmed the departure of manager Graham Westley.

The club has now agreed a compensation package with Preston North End for the services of Westley, assistant manager John Dreyer and first team coach Dino Maamria.

Boro will begin interviews for Westley’s replacement next week.

As The Comet revealed earlier, Mark Roberts will take charge of Boro’s game at Rochdale tomorrow (Saturday) in a player-manager capacity.

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In a statement on the club’s website, chairman Phil Wallace said: “We would like to thank Graham for all he has done for the football club.

“In the time that he has been with the club we have developed into a successful Football League outfit with two promotions and exciting cup triumphs under his management.

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“But that success on the field should not overshadow the work that has gone on behind the scenes to transform a once non-league team into a formidable football league club and that growth has been achieved in a sustainable manner that leaves the club debt free.

“Our determination and focus to win the next game we play, every time we play, will continue unchanged.”

Former Torquay United and Bristol Rovers manager Paul Buckle has been installed as the early frontrunner by one online bookmaker.

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