Madcap Billericay Town owner Glenn Tamplin sacked new manager Steve Watt within two hours of giving him the job – because he believes he had a pop at him in the press last season.
The controversial millionaire put the club up for sale last week amid accusations he snorted cocaine in the changing room toilets before taking charge of their September 1 game against Woking.
He performed a U-turn on Sunday after police took no further action against him but the drama didn’t stop there.
Maidstone United caretaker boss Watt agreed to help him run the National League South side and was introduced to the players via their WhatsApp group.
At 2pm on Monday Tamplin welcomed the new arrival by adding him to the team chat but he wasn’t there for long.
Within a few hours Watt was not longer in the group with the squad left scratching their heads.
Then at 5.30pm, Tamplin returned saying: “I’ve had to sack him bcoz he was slagging us off last year”.
One shocked Billericay player told Mirror Sport: “One minute we were all saying how much we were looking forward to working with the guy, the next he was gone.
“I’ve never seen anything like it. Apparently when he was in charge of Margate last season he had a few digs at Glenn and it’s all come out. Hopefully something gets sorted soon.”
However a source close to Watt says he never was given the job and Tamplin made claims to the team before anything was agreed. They also said that Watt has never criticised Billericay.
The search goes on for a new manager after the Essex owner fired popular Harry Wheeler late last month following a first defeat of the season.
Tamplin failed to get the well-respected coach to return and on Monday Wheeler was handed the Maidstone job.
Tamplin is never far from the headlines and this summer gave an interview predicting his team were going to win the division.
After vowing to quit, he announced at the weekend he would be staying as he is yet to meet an investor with his level of ambition.
Torquay United introduced Leroy Rosenior to the media back in 2007 but was said to have been sacked within ten minutes after the sale of the club was agreed with the new consortium wanting their own man.
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