Following a lengthy discussion at our board meeting last night the directors made the unanimous decision to dispense with the services of Steve King after a little over two and a half years.

In that time our league position has been a source of pride. Finishing in the play offs three seasons in a row is a huge achievement.

Steve King is clearly a talented manager hence his initial appointment.

However, Dartford FC is built on stability and the wider footballing and supporter family within the community.

Our recent approach to player recruitment, development and retention, though successful in terms of league position, hasn’t perhaps proved to be best fit for us and our ambitions / plans going forward. Steve is a talented professional manager but the board is very conscious of the responsibility we have to the club’s history and its future.

We would like to place on record our thanks to Steve King for his tireless efforts since his appointment and we sincerely wish him well in whatever he does next.