Spartans part company with Cuggy

Steve Cuggy, who has parted company with Blyth Spartans.
Steve Cuggy, who has parted company with Blyth Spartans.

BLYTH Spartans have parted company with manager Steve Cuggy.

The club revealed on Wednesday night that the former Sunderland player had left his post as manager with immediate effect.

Cuggy had been appointed to the role in May, taking over from Mick Tait.

Previous to taking up the position, Cuggy had enjoyed a successful time as assistant manager to Ian Chandler at Whitley Bay FC, helping the club win the FA Vase three consecutive years.

But a string of misfortune and poor results had left the Spartans rooted to the bottom of the Blue Square Bet North division, five points from safety and with only two wins and six draws from the 20 games played so far.

A Spartans spokesperson said: “An amicable agreement was made between Cuggy and the board, leading to his departure.”

Blyth’s next game is at home to Altrincham on Saturday.