AFC Sudbury: Chris Tracey’s future in the balance

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AFC Sudbury assistant Chris Tracey’s future at King’s Marsh is in doubt, the Suffolk Free Press can reveal.

It had been reported by the club AFC legend Tracey, along with manager Nicky Smith, had both signed 18-month extensions to their contracts, which were set to expire at the end of the season.

But Tracey, who took charge of Sudbury’s 2-2 home draw with Cheshunt on Saturday in the absence of Smith (family commitments), has said he is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal.

AFC’s most successful captain, since the amalgamation of Sudbury Town and Sudbury Wanderers in 1999, who hung up his boots only this season, said he is still in discussions with the club.

“The meeting never really concluded and to be honest it is still ongoing,” he said in reference to recent talks with chairman Phil Turner over his future.

With Turner now on holiday, contract negotiations are now understood to be on hold until he returns. But Tracey is fully focused on helping lead AFC into the play-offs, with the management duo targeting four consecutive wins to guarantee their place.

“We do not want it to go down to the last two games of the season. If we win our next four games, everyone else has to play each other, and it will be enough to see us finish fifth,” he said.

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