John Sussex revealed he resigned as Basildon United manager because he felt it was the ‘honourable thing to do’.
Sussex’s eight-month reign as the Bees’ chief came to an end as the former Witham Town assistant manager walked away less than 24 hours after the 3-2 defeat to Cambridge City.
But, having garnered just five points from the opening 10 fixtures of the Isthmian North season, Sussex felt it was the right time to leave his post.
Sussex said: “I felt five points from 10 league games was just not good enough.
“I had been given great support from the club throughout my time there, having recruited my own players and backroom staff, so I couldn’t say I hadn’t been given the opportunity.
“Having taken the start to the league season into consideration, I felt resigning was the dignified and honourable thing to do.”