Tom Greaves has resigned as manager of FC United of Manchester following the club’s disappointing start to the season.
Greaves’ resignation was received ahead of the club’s board meeting on Tuesday 28th August. FC United’s former captain and fan favourite Dave Chadwick will take over as caretaker manager with immediate effect and will be assisted by current first-team coaches Tom Conroy and Jack Doyle.
After an impressive pre-season campaign there were hopes that Greaves’ newly assembled squad would hit the ground running in FC United’s fourth season in National League North, but after the first six matches they lie second from bottom of the table with only three points, following Monday’s 2-0 defeat at Spennymoor Town.
Speaking about his decision, Greaves said: “It has been an absolute honour, not only to play for the club but to captain and then manage it, and it is something that I will never forget and an experience that I’ve learnt a lot from both on and off the pitch. The opportunity to play football all over the world has been incredible and I will walk away with literally hundreds of special memories and that is largely down to the amazing fans of this club”.