Agutter swaps Hastings for Worthing

By Ian Townsend

Hastings United boss departs

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Hastings United began a managerial search on May 11th, as Chris Agutter departed Pilot Field for a different seaside, after Worthing came calling.

Chris returned to Hastings for a second spell in charge in October, and led his side to seventh place in Pitching In Isthmian Premier.

He was previously manager at United for four years, making the decision to step down on November 1st 2021. It's undoubtedly fair to say that he would have led his side to Pitching In Isthmian South East promotion had the pandemic not intervened, but eventually he decided that he wanted a new challenge and departed, the club building on the foundations he had laid and finally achieving that promotion a few months after his departure.

Prior to first becoming United manager Chris held the posts of Youth Coach and Assistant Manager- at that point Adam Hinshelwood was in the hot seat- and he was first appointed manager when Hinshelwood quickly departed a few months later. After departing Pilot Field two years ago he spent time at Stevenage, as Academy Professional Development Lead Coach- a period which also saw him thrust into managing the first team for a spell as caretaker. Last year he moved to take up an almost identical post at Brighton & Hove Albion.

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