Article by Matt Harris: Harry Wheeler was sacked by text by Billericay Town owner Glenn Tamplin five minutes before the end of Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Chippenham Town on Saturday.
A source close to the club told Essex Live the astonishing news after rumours broke that Wheeler had been sensationally removed as manager following the Blues’ first defeat of the Vanarama National League South season.
Tamplin sacked himself as manager after Billericay were knocked out of the FA Trophy quarter-finals by Wealdstone in February, with Wheeler telling Essex Live shortly after that he would be taking over as manager.
However, Tamplin performed a U-turn less than 48 hours after stepping down, saying it had been at the wishes of the players.
In April as Billericay’s push for the Bostik League Premier Division title came to ahead, he stepped down again, allowing Wheeler to become manager, but warned Wheeler he would be sacked if he failed to get Ricay promoted.
Wheeler won the league title with a game to spare, and had made an excellent start to the National League South season, winning four and drawing one of their opening five matches. A run that had seen them top the table before Saturday’s surprise defeat at Chippenham.
Billericay Town 'sack' manager Harry Wheeler after first loss of season, sources say
Essex Live also understands that head coach Tristan Lewis, brought into the backroom staff during the summer, will take charge of Monday’s league match at home to Wheeler’s former side St Albans City.
Article by Matt Harris, EssexLive