Money out Brabin in

Boss leaves the club with assistant taking over

LUTON Town manager Richard Money has left the club with immediate affect by mutual consent, with assistant boss Gary Brabin taking over, writes Mike Simmonds

The 55-year-old, who was appointed in October 2009, came to the decision with chief executive Gary Sweet after Saturday’s disappointing 2-1 defeat at Southport

Money has led Hatters to third in the Blue Square Bet Premier this season, but they appear destined for another play-off campaign as they trail leaders Crawley Town by 15 points with just 10 games remaining.

Money said: “I am very proud to have the best record of any Luton Town manager but we all know that these are highly unusual circumstances with only one league position being considered as success.

“I leave the manager’s post with the Club in a solid position to enter the play-offs and this season we have achieved this by producing some quality football. However, from now to the end of the season is crucial. There must be no distractions and I have said before everyone must be together and united.”

Sweet added: “Richard and I have been in discussions since the game at the weekend. He has always been honest and honourable in his appraisal of any situation which has always has been hugely valued by the board and the investors. We all have immense respect for Richard and we recognise the huge differences he has made in his time here.”

For all the reaction, see this weeks Luton News/Dunstable Gazette.