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
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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.
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.
“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.