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Collins leaves his D’s post

PUBLISHED: 16:48 18 March 2009 | UPDATED: 12:55 11 August 2010

DAGENHAM head coach Mark Collins has left his post with the club, writes NEIL TRAINIS. Collins took over in 2003 and orchestrated some impressive triumphs in his six years at Central Park, with three cup wins and two promotions under his belt. The club s

DAGENHAM head coach Mark Collins has left his post with the club, writes NEIL TRAINIS.

Collins took over in 2003 and orchestrated some impressive triumphs in his six years at Central Park, with three cup wins and two promotions under his belt.

The club's chairman, Marc Randell, and vice chairman Pat Feeley, were understood to have reservations about the direction the team were going under Collins though and decided to call time on his reign.

"The chairman and vice chairman were very professional, they said that it's not working out," said Collins.

"The boys have been great though. I want to say thank you to everyone there.

"I've had a fabulous time.

"When I got hold of Dagenham in 2003 they were second bottom of (Essex) League Two and now, in 2009, the journey has come to an end.

"Marc and Pat have been fantastic to work with. I'm disappointed not to see the season out but that's their prerogative.

"They could've called me in at the end of the season and said it's not working out, but it's been a fantastic club to work for."

Collins admitted that news of his release came as a surprise initially, but accepted the decision in light of Dagenham's poor run of results.

"Results have not been what they could've been, but I've had little to work with and we've had bad injuries," he said.

"This year it's been harder and tighter, but the boys have adapted well.


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