John McDermott is to step down as Harrogate Town assistant manager with immediate effect.

Over the Christmas period, John spent some time recovering from a short illness, and as the club has recently revealed our intention to become a full-time outfit as of 2017/18, Simon Weaver’s long standing assistant has decided to pursue new opportunities, closer to his home.

McDermott commented “”Over the past six seasons, we have achieved good progress here, and I believe Harrogate Town are well on track to achieve great things.

“However, a new opportunity has arisen for me, which coincides with my current employment and is a lot closer to home. I have therefore come to believe that now is the right time for me to step away and give Simon time to continue with the transition to full-time”

Manager Simon Weaver commented “I’m so sorry to see John leave us. He truly is a great guy, and I have thoroughly enjoyed our partnership. Off the field, we have a very close knit group, and Macca will be a huge loss to the club. Whilst it is undoubtedly a loss, we all respect the rationale behind this decision, and wish John and his family the very best in future”


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