Jamie O’Hara leaves Billericay Town

Jamie O’Hara leaves Billericay Town

william hill bannerThe former Premier League midfielder leaves the club after 18 months

Jamie O’Hara has left National League South side Billericay Town after a trophy-laden 18 months with the club.

The 32-year-old, who turned out for Tottenham, Portsmouth, Wolves and Fulham in the Premier League throughout his career, said that his reason behind leaving the Essex outfit was because the club were taking a “different direction” to him.

“I joined the club with Glenn [Tamplin, Billericay owner] with an ambition of getting to the Football League [but] it now seems they’re taking a different direction, so felt it’s best I look for a different challenge,” said the former England U21 international.

O’Hara leaves the AGP Arena having won the Isthmian Premier League title, the Isthmian League Cup and Essex Senior Cup last season.

The Blues’ rise in prominence has been well document in recent years, with owner Glenn Tamplin injecting a vast amount of money into the club’s playing staff.

Tamplin acquired the signing of O’Hara, alongside fellow ex-Premier League starlets Jermaine Pennant, Kevin Foley and Paul Konchesky – none of whom are now playing for the club.

In a complete re-structure, Billericay are set to go full-time as they gear up for promotion to the National League Premier Division. This decision has made it difficult for several players to stay with the club, with top scorer Jake Robinson also recently leaving the club.

A club statement said of O’Hara’s departure:

“Everyone at the club would like to thank Jamie O’Hara for all his efforts and hard work in his 18 months at the club.

“Both parties have agreed with the new structure in place and it was the best decision for all.

“Thanks for everything Jamie.”

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