Carl Heeley is considering ending his seven-year reign as Worcester City manager.

City’s long-serving boss, who took over in January 2010, has revealed he will hold talks with chairman Anthony Hampson this evening over his future.

His decision comes after he was left “embarrassed” by his side’s display in their 3-0 defeat at local rivals Gloucester City.

The Blue and Whites sit five points above the drop zone in 18th place and are on a run of 10 matches without a win in Vanarama National League North.

“I am going to have a meeting with the chairman and the rest of the directors,” he said.

“I am seriously questioning whether it is time for me to step aside.”

Since replacing Richard Dryden, Heeley has kept Worcester in the sixth tier for seven successive seasons.

He has also led the club to the second round of the FA Cup in 2014 after beating Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena.

However, City’s former skipper admits the position has “taken over” his life and says he wants to spend more time with his family.

“It’s non-stop,” he said.

“I have got a young family and it is maybe time to reassess because I am a little bit embarrassed by that performance.

“The chairman of this football club is a lovely man and he doesn’t get any thanks for anything he does.

“He gets continually criticised and I am starting to get continually criticised and quite frankly I have got far better thing to do with my life, like look after my family and spend quality time with my daughters.

“Out of respect for the chairman I am going to sit down with him this evening, get his thoughts on it and then I will make a decision.”

He added: “It is hard work getting up on at 6am on a Sunday morning to wash kit for a Monday night game.

“But that’s what me and my wife do. I have got lots of other things I could fill my time with and when you get criticised sometimes you feel like stepping aside and letting somebody else step into the breach.

“Maybe I can get my garage back because it has been full of Worcester City stuff for years.

“It is a tough task managing a club as Tim Harris will justify at Gloucester, but I am going to have a chat this evening and I will make a decision on what is best for me.”


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