Club Statement Changes Made with Promotion the Priority. Media release for immediate release……. Ashford United manager Paul Chambers has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect, the club can confirm, with experienced defender Danny Lye placed in caretaker charge. Chambers led Ashford United to a second-placed finish last season and was given a healthy budget to try and better that this term. However, given the recent disappointing results and performances, including today’s humiliating exit from The Emirates FA Cup, the club felt they had to make a change with promotion the priority. We would like to thank Paul Chambers for his efforts as manager and a further statement will be released via this official website in due course.