ALEX KEVAN was sacked because too many local players were leaving Llangefni Town, according to club boss Bryan Owen.
The former Colwyn Bay midfielder was sacked after just four games in charge of Llangefni yesterday.
His right-hand man Phil Boersma, the former Liverpool player who has worked as an assistant to Graeme Souness as Reds coach and also at Southampton, will also leave the Anglesey club.
Cefni chief executive Owen said: “The board and the directors felt too many of the local lads were leaving us and we didn’t want that to happen.
“Too many players were being brought in from outside from the Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy catchment area.”
He added: “I’ve got a lot of time for Alex. He’s a great bloke and I’ve no doubt he’ll make an excellent manager for somebody one day.
“We can only wish him all the best for the future.”
Kevan, who took over after Adie Jones was sacked last month, said he was “perplexed” by the decision.
“I can’t work out just why,” said Kevan. “What I have done is exactly what I said I’d do when I was first appointed.
“It seems as though word had got around that I was about to fill the team with 11 Liverpool lads, which was not the case.
“A couple of lads left and it seemed to prompt a chain reaction, then internal politics seems to have taken over. I thought that I had joined an ambitious club – we still had 10 matches to beat relegation and it’s a bit too early to throw in the towel.”
Chris Evans, Richard Hughes and Sion Parry have left Llangefni in the past few days.