Club statement

Newport (IW) FC first team manager Andy Sampson has decided to stand down from his post.

Unfortunately he feels he cannot continue to give the role the time and effort, he rightly believes it requires, due to other committments.

Everyone at Newport would like to place on record their thanks to Andy for the work he has done over the past two and a half years in assembling the current squad of players. We wish Andy the very best and look forward to seeing him at some of our upcoming matches this season.

Assistant Managers Stewart Shepherd and Steve Brougham will move up to take over the running of the first team squad as Joint Managers with immediate effect. We are confident they will continue to build on what is a fantastic squad and the Port will push for a promotion spot this season.