Biggleswade United’s former boss Christain Colas leaves Staines Town

PUBLISHED: 19:19 17 September 2018

Christian Colas. Picture: Danny Loo

Christian Colas. Picture: Danny Loo

Danny Loo Photography 2017

Biggleswade United’s popular former boss Christain Colas has left Staines Town after only three-months in charge.

Christian Colas. Picture: KEVIN LINESChristian Colas. Picture: KEVIN LINES

The Spaniard, who spent three-years at Second Meadow before leaving for a new challenge this summer, was given only six games to make his mark on the Evo-Stik Southern Premier South.

He departs after a narrow 3-2 loss to Sailsbury on Saturday, with the Swans still in a healthy slot above the relegation zone in 16th place.

Posting on his personal twitter account on Monday afternoon, the highly-rated Colas said: “Unfortunately it’s over. The club has just informed me that I am no longer the head coach of Staines Town. It has been a pleasure to share my time with all of you at Wheatsheaf Park. Thanks for your support the past three months. I wish you all the best.”

Colas was appointed by United’s respected broadcaster and director of football Guillem Balugue – and was dubbed the ‘Pep Guardiola of non-league football.’

Guillem Balague Guillem Balague

His 163-games in charge at Biggleswade yielded a win ratio of 45 per cent with 73 victories and 250 goals.

Following Colas’ departure at the end of last season, Balague hailed his fellow countryman as a fine coach and an even finer gentleman.

The well-known television figure – who has appeared on SkySports and BBC 5Live – praised the former United boss for his ‘heroic’ efforts and added he should know ‘above everything else’ he would always have a home at Second Meadow.

An official statement from Staines posted at 7PM read: “The club would like to regrettably announce that it has parted ways with Head Coach Cristian Colas.

Cristian had taken over the reigns this summer but the club has decided that this action was required to secure the future of the team.

We wish Cristian the best in his future endeavours and thank him for his hard work during his stint at Wheatsheaf Park.

Backroom staff Albert Martinez and Stuart Bimson have also left Staines Town.

With immediate effect, First Team Coach Adam Wickes will be stepping as Interim Head Coach.”

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