A football boss has been banned from driving for six months for speeding offences.

Glenn Tamplin, 45, owner and manager of Billericay Football Club has been hit with a total fine of £1,455 and a ban from driving for six months.

Tamplin appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates Court on Tuesday December 19 where the court heard he had been caught driving at 66mph in a 50mph zone in April this year as well as speeding at 44mph in a 30mph zone.

The millionaire football boss took to Twitter straight after his appearance at the court, to announce the ban.

Tamplin also said that he agreed entirely with the decision and he has accepted his punishment.

He said: "Just got out of Magistrates Court at Chelmsford and lost my licence for six months.

"Fair play, I broke the law and got my punishment.

"I need to slow down and stop running around, trying to do everything and getting speeding tickets.

"Our best lesson is our last mistake."

Tamplin's total fine amounted to £650 for each speeding offence, £90 in costs and he will also pay a £65 victim surcharge.

Outside the court, Tamplin told BBC news: "I've got my football club, I've got my family, I've got my health, I've got everything else - I haven't got my driving licence, I don't mean to play it down but when you look at what some other people haven't got at Christmas, it's not the end of the world."

Tamplin is a confessed big car fan and he boasts a large collection of cars, including his matte black Bentley Bentayga which is seen in the car park of the New Lodge at Billericay Town's home in Blunts Wall Road.

He added that he will now be employing a driver throughout the six month period that his ban will be in place.