Benitez quits with kick-off looming large

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Leverstock Green manager Steve Benitez has quit the club just days before the start of the new season.

Leverstock Green FC chairman/secretary Brian Barter has released the following statement: “Having received a phone call from Steve Benitez earlier today, please be advised that due to pressure of work in Spain, Steve has had to relinquish his post as first team manager.

“Dan Manzi will take on the role of manager with immediate effect.

“The officers and committee would like to wish Steve all the very best for the future – he will always be welcome at the club.”

Levy start the SSML Premier Division campaign on Saturday at home to London Lions.