PLAYERS and fans of St Reatham FC have been left stunned following news that the team boss has jetted away for a luxury break, just days before the Kenna League football season gets under way.
In what is being described as a ‘typical, career-defining PR gaffe’, the St Reatham manager has spent the past few days on the Amalfi coast, posting pictures on Facebook and enjoying the once-popular ‘poke’ function rather than concentrating on important on-field issues.
It’s understood that tactics for the coming campaign have yet to be discussed and training sessions have been cancelled.
Away from the pitch a team vigil at Chobham Common to mark the tragic, and yet unsolved, murder of Sky Sports New presenter Natalie Sawyer at the site has been rescheduled.
This latest blunder follows bizarre claims that he preferred to join Saturday’s Kenna auction via video link from Switzerland because “it’s more befitting for a man of my status.”
In a statement released by the PR machine he co-owns, he said simply: “I’ve got Mata.”