Glenn Tamplin steps down as owner of Billericay Town

Billericay Town owner Glenn Tamplin has today (18th September) stood down from his position at the Essex-based club.

Glenn Tamplin, 47, first acquired the Blues back in December 2016 and has endured a turbulent time at New Lodge.

After his initial purchase of the club, Tamplin brought former Premier League stars Paul Konchesky, Jamie O’Hara and Jermaine Pennant to the Essex side. The self-professed born-again Christian occupied the manager’s position and guided them to the FA Cup First Round Proper.

However, in February 2018, Tamplin sacked himself as manager after three straight league defeats. He rehired himself two days later. During that same month, Tamplin was under police investigation after alleged “gangster threats” were made by him to Elliot Kebbie.

In April 2018 he announced for the second time in two months that he would again resign from the managerial position. The Blues were promoted to the National League South for the 2018-19 season.

In September 2018 Tamplin revealed that Billericay Town were up for sale, citing two incidents where he was reported to police for alleged drug abuse and had led to the authorities questioning him about the allegations in front of his family.

A year later, in September 2019, Tamplin sacked manager Harry Wheeler for the second time following a difference in opinions.

A statement released by Tamplin said: ‘’After long and lengthy discussions with close friends and family, I have decided now is the time for me to step aside from my role as both owner and director of Billericay at Town FC.

“From day one it was always my ambition to improve the infrastructure and community aspect of the club and, with very strong investment of my own personal money, I feel I leave the club in a good position to move forward and continue to build on the foundations I have laid and add further advancement under a new ownership.

“It hasn’t been an easy decision and not one I have taken lightly but I need to listen to advice from people close to me and now is the appropriate time to move away.”

It is not yet known who will take over ownership duties of the club from Glenn Tamplin.

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