Chris Nunn News

AFC Rushden & Diamonds can confirm that manager Chris Nunn, alongside his coaching team of Matty Vernon, Jordan Williams and Mick Hunter, have all left the Club by mutual consent, with immediate effect.

The decision was reached after a discussion between Chris and Chairman Rob Usher earlier today, at which point it was concluded that it was in the best interests of both parties to part ways.

The Club would like to place on record our thanks to Chris, Matty, Jordan and Mick for their hard work over the course of the last 12 months. Whilst results on the pitch haven’t been what we would have hoped or expected, there can be no doubt that Chris and the team have contributed greatly to reunifying the Club after a period of instability and we shall be forever grateful for that.

Chairman Rob Usher commented: “Chris came into the Club at an extremely difficult time and spent a lot of time early on making brave, difficult calls that ultimately helped carve a path for us to get the Club back on the straight and narrow after a challenging period on and off the pitch. Whilst the history books won’t necessarily remember his tenure with us fondly purely from a results perspective, his contribution to the Club from top to bottom inclusive of his work helping us reignite a strong relationship with the Club’s junior section should be remembered fondly. We are sorry to see Chris go but ultimately, both parties felt that this was in the best interests of AFC Rushden & Diamonds at this point in time and as such, we move on.”

“As a Board we have been through this process before and with the benefit of hindsight, the previous process to recruit a manager took too long. Tom Lorraine and Michael Harriman have agreed to take charge of the team for an interim period, with the hope that we can secure a new permanent successor within the next fortnight. We will now begin the process of reaching out to identified options, whilst welcoming applications from elsewhere. We will keep Supporters updated as much as possible.”

The Club are now welcoming applications from interested parties in the vacant first team managerial position. Those interested should send their CV to The deadline for applications is Tuesday 17th October.