Chesham United have announced that manager Jon Meakes has resigned.

The club say that Meakes confirmed his decision late last night.

Chesham are currently bottom of the Evo-Stik League South Premier Division South and without a win in the opening eight games of the 2018/19 campaign.

Chairman Brian McCarthy said in a statement released by the club: “In many ways it is a sad day; Jon has been part of the club for over 12 years, both when he was an assistant to Andy Leese and for the last 18 months as manager. He has been an integral part of a successful Chesham United over the past decade, enjoying promotion to the Southern Premier Division, taking us to a Southern Premier Division play-off final and creating some of the very best FA Cup memories in recent years, but all good things must come to an end, and the board felt it was right to discuss the situation with Jon now, and make a fresh start.

“I am sure the supporters would like to join me in wishing Jon all the very best for the future, and no doubt he will succeed in the next challenge he takes on. It has been a difficult start to the season, not helped by wretched luck with injuries, but we need now to start to look forward to the season ahead with optimism, unity and belief for a successful future.”