It is with great sadness that we formally announce the resignation today of our manager, John Flanagan.
John informed the directors before today's final day, 4-1 victory over Rossendale, of his decision, due to work commitments.
The club would like to place on record their sincere gratitude and appreciation to John for his efforts, firstly as assistant manager since August 2009, then as manager since stepping after the resignation of Chris Willcock in February 2010.
John's record as manager was superb, taking the club from 16th position in February, to a 7th place finish, narrowly missing out on the play-off positions. He encouraged a great brand of attacking, entertaining football, which quickly won over not only the supporters, but the players also.
We wish John every success in his business and any future involvement in football.
The club will make an announcement in relation to the vacant position in due course.