Legend Knight makes Shots exit

093993-5_footy 7/11/2009''Horndean Vs East Cowes at Five Heads Park. Alan Knight on the pitch.''Picture: Will Caddy 093993-5

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Alan Knight has left League Two outfit Aldershot.

The Pompey legend has ended his 18-month association with the Shots by mutual consent.

Knight had been working with Dean Holdsworth’s men as a goalkeeping coach.

But he has now moved on after Aldershot secured a mid-table berth in League Two this season.

Knight insisted he loved his time with the club, and there was no ill-feeling over his departure.

The man who made 801 appearances for Pompey over 21 years explained the part-time nature of his role with the club contributed to his exit.

Knight said: ‘We’ve decided to part company with each other. I think the word that people use nowadays is mutual consent.

‘It’s a lovely club and I really enjoyed my time there.

‘There are a lot of good guys there.

‘They have a good, loyal set of supporters and there is a good set of players.

‘It just became more difficult for me.

‘There are a few issues about the part-time nature of the job surrounding it.

‘It is a job that you have to give your full attention.

‘I wish the club all the best for next season.

‘I think they have the potential to go on and do really well.’

Knight remains keen to stay in football and put his wealth of experience in the game to good use.

He said: ‘We’ll have to wait and see what happens looking forward. I’m doing bits and pieces so hopefully there can be something to come out of them.’

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