SEAN Geddes has left Evesham United before starting his role as player-coach after being handed his first managerial role.

The playmaker, famous for his FA Cup exploits with Worcester City and Stourbridge as well as a rabona goal for City that went viral on the internet, has taken the reins at Black Country Rangers.

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He had been set to follow manager Carl Abbott to the Jubilee Stadium from Quorn as part of a six-man management team that features assistant managers Paul Tomlinson and Shaun Cunnington – himself an ex-Evesham manager – coach Simon Johnson and head of performance Richard Gamble.

“Sean is one of my very best friends, this opportunity came up and I wish him the best of luck and every success,” said Abbott.

“I will help him in any way I can or he wishes me to, I am sure he will do very well.”

Asked whether Geddes would be replaced, Abbott said: “We will carry on as we are.”

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