Irlam manager Michael Dodd has spoken of his sadness at stepping down.
The NWCFL Premier Division side confirmed this week that Dodd is relinquishing his role after four years.
Speaking to the club’s website, he said: “I am genuinely gutted to be stepping away from the role, but I have to take the break for myself at this time. Telling the players has been strange, a little bit emotional, and I can’t thank them enough for the messages and phone calls I have received since making them aware of my decision.
“Some of these lads have been with me for the whole nine years (since his initial arrival at the club)! I’d like to thank every player and staff member who has been a part of my time at the club.”