Phil Babb is no longer the manager of Hayes and Yeading United. Let that sink in for a minute.
Ready? Ok. The former Ireland defender left the Conference South side last week after a run of ten games without a win. The official announcement from the club confirmed that Babb's departure was of the oft-quoted 'mutual consent' variety.
According to GetWestLondon, club chairman Tony O’Driscoll has wished Babb all the best in his future endeavours and accepted that the time was right for a new manager to take on the job of taking Hayes and Yeading away from the the drop zone. The Greater London based club are currently sitting in 19th place in the 21 team league.
He’s a great guy and it was a difficult job. It was a mutual decision. We had a chat and both agreed to part ways and give somebody else a chance to come in and hopefully save us from relegation.
As soon as there's a managerial departure in the League of Ireland, we're going to start throwing around speculation that's he's the man for the job.
The names in the frame to replace Babb are almost as interesting as the fact that Babb was there in the first place. Marcus Gayle, Kevin Gallen, Rufus Brevett and Julian Dicks, a wonderful roll-call of semi-obscure nineties footballers.
H/T: Daithi O'Laoghaire