Evo-Stik NPL First Division South club Leek Town FC have announced that Lee Casswell has resigned as First Team Manager.

Early on Thursday afternoon Casswell tendered his resignation and after discussions with him the board reluctantly accepted his decision.

The board have acted swiftly and decisively to appoint Anthony Danylyk as new First 160px-Leek Town F.C. logoTeam Manager with Jamie Cullerton as Assistant Manager. They confirmed the appointment is permanent and with immediate effect.

A statement on the club website read: “The board would like to thank Lee for all his hard work and dedication over the last five seasons, his record speaks for itself and he has built attractive footballing sides on a modest budget.

“Over the last five seasons the Club have reached the play-offs three times and after the loss of over half the squad last year he undertook a major rebuilding task to challenge for the play-offs this season.

“In the modern era of Leek Town Lee is the second longest serving manager after Neil Baker, which demonstrates his popularity.

“Chairman Jon Eeles commented “This is a difficult announcement to make, but Lee was adamant he wanted to resign and I had to respect his decision and reasons for doing so.

Lee is very much part of the fabric of the Club and will still be involved in social and fundraising activities, which speaks volumes for Lee and the way the Club is run.”

Lee will be be on hand to provide a smooth and seamless transition to the new management team, in addition to this the Board has a wealth of managerial experience in the form of Neil Baker and Steve Norris which can be drawn upon”

Leek currently sit in eighth position in the league table, seven points behind the play-off positions.

They face a home game against Rugby Town on Saturday.

Source: Leek Town FC

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