The chairman has said he can't afford to keep us – it's a shock but I understand | Frank Nouble

29 April 2020 07:00
Everything was going well at Colchester but the coronavirus shut everything down and clubs this size are strugglingA couple of weeks ago, I had a phone call from my manager, John McGreal. He wanted to deliver some unfortunate news to four players who were out of contract in the summer and tell us that we wouldn’t be offered renewals at Colchester.Due to the circumstances we’re living in right now, he told us that the chairman, Robbie Cowling, couldn’t promise to fulfil our contracts and that is just the way it is. The chairman then called us a couple of days later just to confirm the news and to thank us for our time at the club. He said: “You never know what might happen in the future but I just can’t promise you I will be able to afford the contract I wanted to offer you.” Related: Colchester release four first-team players due to financial pressure Every club is in limbo . it shows how fragile life as a footballer can be Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian