Sudden resignation of Ramsgate FC manager Matt Longhurst announced

Matt Longhurst Photo Ramsgate FC

The shock resignation of Ramsgate FC manager Matt Longhurst has been announced by the club today (April 3).

A statement about the resignation, which comes amid the play offs, was posted to the Rams social accounts this morning.

Matt was appointed manager in December 2019 and in April last year was announced as  full-time First Team coach and community officer, overseeing close to 1000 youth team members and community partnerships throughout Thanet.

Ramsgate FC say Matt resigned due to “personal reasons.”

Ramsgate FC chairman James Lawson

The statement from chairman James Lawson says: “As many are aware Matt informed the club of his decision to resign last Sunday.

“After a long period of reflection the club has decided to accept this offer with Matt exiting from all duties at the club with immediate effect.

“We would like to place on record our thanks to Matt for his part in our rapid expansion to become one of the largest community clubs in the country.

“We have a brand new 3G surface and hugely upgraded infrastructure. The club is proud to have a squad full of extremely talented young players and we currently sit in the play off positions with four games left whilst average home attendances have grown to around 700.

“After achieving rapid growth and becoming such an important institution in our community now is the time for professionalism and stability.

“We embark on a huge week with over 350 children attending our Easter camps ahead  of a home game against fellow play off contenders Haywards Heath.

“The club has projects in the pipeline that are far more ambitious than anything we have already achieved to date and we will talk to a number of people about the first team role this week.

“We move forward more united than ever.”


  1. Mark Buckingham from the youth section is the perfect choice for Matts replacement.
    Good luck to Matt for the future.
    Up the Ramsgate!

    • Was not the right man for the job from the beginning. Did not know his best team as never hardly played the same team 2 games running. Argee with John 558. Watch this space as they say

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