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Some may say that North has done well in some difficult situations and was the continuity that the players needed but the harsh reality is he's been a part of two poor summer's of recruitment. He can't come out of the two previous managerial disasters smelling of roses as he contributed to the failures. It seems a natural step to replace him if that's what John Ward feels is best.
The question now is: who will take over? It's way too early for any names to have been bandied about although Andy Tillson was strongly linked with a return when Ward took over in December. He doesn't have any experience of the role though and it may be considered too soon for him to take up the position. Ward indicated on Friday that there are people currently working for the club who would be capable of assuming roles of responsibility, perhaps suggesting Marcus Stewart could step up to the plate. He has made no secret of his desire to move in to the management side at some point and this could be a good opportunity for him to get his foot in the door at a club he is adored at. To add fuel to the fire he is taking up the role for the final game of the season against Torquay United at Plainmoor.