Northmore forced toÂ quit as Borough boss
RYAN NORTHMORE has told of his anguish afterÂ being forced to quit as Gosport Borough manager without a ball being kicked.
The 37-year old was appointed byÂ Iain McInnes just more thanÂ a month ago after coaching atÂ Saif Sports Club in the Bangladesh Premier League.
The Â chairman replaced Rowan Vine and Louis Bell in the Privett Park hotseat. The duo led Gosport's great escape from the Southern League premier divisionÂ in a caretaker capacity last term.Â
Northmore wasÂ excited by the challenge at Borough.
However,Â personal circumstances make it impossible for him to carry on.
Northmore told The News: 'Saying that I am gutted doesn't even come close.
'I have been put in an impossible situation of having to choose between family or football.
'Last month I got married to Colleen, a nurse, who I met in Bangladesh.
'Colleen is Colombian and we wanted to return to Britain but it has proved impossible to get her a visa.
'The fact that I was out of the country last year complicates matters even though I have a contract of employment in place for this year.
'It is an extremely frustrating situation.
'We have had a number of top lawyers looking at it for the last few months but there seems to be no solution.
'The fact that I have been employed since the age of 16 and have a 21-year unblemished track record seems to count for nothing.
'I am deeply disappointed, frustrated and angry, that my wife and I can't be together in this country.
'At the moment in time I have to put family first.'
Northmore now intends to fly out to Colombia and investigate what opportunities are available.
'For me it is a bit like Brexit,' the former Torquay keeper added.
'I know what isn't going to happen but don't know what can happen.'