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Former Norwich City, Bristol Rovers and Reading star Jamie Cureton becomes Bishop's Stortford manager


By Michael Vaughton


Jamie Cureton will be taking overall charge of Bishop’s Stortford after Steve Smith decided to step down as joint-manager.

The Blues went down 4-1 at home to Potters Bar Town last night as they suffered their fifth straight defeat in all competitions and slipped to 17th in the BetVictor Isthmian League, Premier Division.

A club statement said: “The club can announce that Steve Smith has decided to stand down from his position as joint-manager of Bishop’s Stortford Football Club.

Star striker Jamie Cureton is now in sole charge of Bishop's Stortford. Picture: Nathan Cracknell
Star striker Jamie Cureton is now in sole charge of Bishop's Stortford. Picture: Nathan Cracknell

“Effective immediately, Jamie Cureton will assume full responsibility for first-team matters, with his first game in charge being the visit of Horsham to the ProKit UK Stadium on Saturday, October 12.”

Club owner Smith and 44-year-old striker Cureton, who racked up his 1,000th career appearance last season, took joint charge of the Blues in September 2018 following the resignation of Adam Flint, who quit after just four months in charge.

The Blues picked up only one win and took five points from their first seven league matches under Flint.

Jamie Cureton alongside Steve Smith, who has stepped down as joint-manager, on the touchline. Picture: Nathan Cracknell
Jamie Cureton alongside Steve Smith, who has stepped down as joint-manager, on the touchline. Picture: Nathan Cracknell

After taking charge, Smith and Cureton guided Stortford to a seventh-place finish in the Isthmian Premier last term as the side climbed the table and only narrowly missed out on a play-off position.


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