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Paul Scally statement on Hessenthaler's departure

On the club's website, chairman Paul Scally, explained why he had terminated Andy Hessenthaler's contract.

After lengthy discussions over the past few days with Andy Hessenthaler, the Club's Director of Football, and having refused him permission over the past few months in speaking to other Clubs interested in employing him in coaching/management capacities, I have reluctantly agreed today to terminate his contract with the Club forthwith to allow him to explore these opportunities, and return to football management.

Andy has made a huge contribution to this football club over the past years, and played a major role in the Club achieving the success of this season past, working tirelessly behind the scenes in assisting myself and the team management with a fantastic Championship winning promotion to League One.

– Paul Scally, chairman, Gillingham Football Club

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