Below is the Statement released by COWES SPORTS FOOTBALL CLUB on Wednesday November 20th


First team Manager, Steve Rutter has reluctantly decided to step down from his position, due to his full time commitment with the Chelsea FC Foundation at the Cowes Enterprise College. The Club has appointed Max Draper as his successor.
Steve will stay at the Club as a Director of football and will help Max settle in to his new role as required. He will also continue to develop the Club’s forthcoming ties with the Chelsea FC Foundation, the Cowes Ladies sides and the Cowes / Gurnard Youth sides.
We would like to thank Steve for his work and wish Max the best of luck in his new role.
Details of Max’s backroom staff will be confirmed in due course.