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Tucker quits struggling Rangers

Southampton Rangers have been forced to search for a new football coach after the resignation of Dawud Tucker.

The former Rangers and PHC Zebras striker stepped down because of “personal reasons” with the team struggling in seventh place in the First Division.

Rangers have lost four of their last five league matches and suffered a humiliating 10-0 thrashing at the hands of BAA in the first round of the FA Cup last month.

Jason Wade, the Southampton Rangers president, confirmed that Tucker had resigned and that his club have yet to find a replacement.

“Southampton Rangers regrets to announce the resignation of its senior team football coach for personal reasons,” he said.

“Unfortunately because of these commitments the club will be seeking to find a new coach in the near future.”

Tucker took over coaching duties at Rangers during the end of last season when they were in the Premier Division after predecessor Keith Jennings was banned by the Bermuda Football Association.

After near misses in the last two seasons, luck ran out for Rangers last season when they were relegated along with Hamilton Parish.

The club are fresh off a 6-1 humbling at the hands of tenants Paget Lions in their previous league outing and are at home on Sunday to winless Ireland Rangers.

Rangers are the second club behind Premier Division champions Dandy Town to lose the services of their coach this season.

Jomar Wilkinson was sacked by Town's in December, the former club midfielder paying the price for the champions' poor showing during the first half of the season, which saw them go into the mid-season break second from the bottom on goal difference, having gathered only four points.

Wilkinson, the son of Cecil Lewis, the former Western Stars Sports Club president, is one of Town's most decorated coaches, having won numerous league and cup honours.

He guided Town to their eighth Premier Division title and fourth in seven seasons last term.

Kwame Steede, the former Bermuda captain, has since been appointed as Wilkinson's successor. Meanwhile, Wilkinson has re-emerged at First Division Wolves where he is serving as an assistant coach until the end of the season.

Tucker has resigned as coach of Rangers

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Published February 09, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated February 08, 2017 at 10:03 pm)

Tucker quits struggling Rangers

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