Luke Garrard: Boreham Wood manager to leave at end of season

Luke Garrard
Only two managers at National League sides have been in their roles for longer than Luke Garrard [Getty Images]

Luke Garrard will step down as Boreham Wood manager at the end of the season.

The 38-year-old has been in charge of the club since October 2015.

He led the club to the fifth round of the FA Cup in 2022 when they were knocked out by Everton having beaten Bournemouth and AFC Wimbledon in the previous rounds.

Garrard also took the club to the National League play-off three times - losing to Tranmere Rovers in the 2018 final at Wembley.

But this season the club has struggled and are third-from-bottom, three points adrift of safety with four matches to play.

"This advance announcement is made with a very heavy heart on my part, and because of Luke's service I want his departure to be dignified, respectful and honest," chairman Danny Hunter told the club website.

"That is very important because he should not be remembered for one disastrous season but for his volume of work over so many seasons.

"I remind those amongst us who think a manager should be sacked every time a club has a bad run, that if I adopted your policy Luke would have gone many times and because I was patient and he was supported, we created magic moments, and look over the years what we've achieved together."