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Steve Easterbrook the 'perfect chairman' says Slough Town joint-manager Jon Underwood

Steve Easterbrook presenting Neil Baker (left) and Jon Underwood (right) with the March managers of the month award.

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Joint Rebels manager Jon Underwood has described departing chairman Steve Easterbrook as ‘the perfect chairman’ following his announcement that he will step down from the role.

Easterbrook has overseen Slough for more than 10 years but his decision is no surprise having announced his intention to step down from the role over two years ago.

Under his chairmanship Slough Town have seen impressive growth both on and off the pitch and that was clear to see this season, with the club finishing three points outside the play-off spots in their debut campaign in the National League South.

In a statement on the clubs website Easterbrook wrote: “Following Monday’s final home game of the season I have decided to stand down as Chairman. I don’t think this is a complete surprise as I did announce my intentions over two years ago!

“It has been a remarkable journey and I would to like to thank everyone for their help and support, without which the club would not be where it is today.

“The club is in a strong position to continue to move forwards and of course I will still be around to help and assist as required. In the meantime, Vice Chairman John Porter will be acting Chairman.”

Rebels joint-boss Underwood told the Advertiser that he was ‘sad’ to see the chairman leave and that he was always supportive to what both managers wanted to achieve.

“It’s been fantastic (managing under the chairman),” added Underwood

“He’s been the perfect chairman. He’s been supportive, he’s trusted us and we could always go to him with things we needed. It doesn’t mean we always got we wanted but he has been very supportive.

“It’s sad that he’s moving on.”

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