Curtis Woodhouse has thanked all involved at Gainsborough Trinity following his departure as manager.

The former Sheffield United player was announced as leaving the Northern Premier Division club on Friday, with both manager and chairman (Richard Kane) coming to a mutual decision to amicably part ways.

As part of his official statement, Kane explained: “Personally, my business has been hit financially due to the coronavirus outbreak, like so many other businesses. There, simply put, is just not a bottomless pit of money that I can put into the club.”

He paid tribute to the outgoing Trinity boss, who spoke in similarly positive terms. Woodhouse told the club’s website:

“I’d like to thank Gainsborough Trinity for my time at the club as manager; it’s a time I’ll look back on with fond memories. Unfortunately with the chaos surrounding COVID-19 and the effects it’s had on football, it’s cut short my time with the club.

“I’d like to especially thank Richard for the full support he gave me throughout my time and Matt for being available 24/7 to get things over the line, sometimes at very short notice! Lastly, I’d like to thank the fans, who have been brilliant towards myself and really bought into what the team was doing.

“We made them believe again and got an atmosphere back in the Northolme. I’m disappointed I couldn’t stay to finish the job of getting the club promoted but sometimes circumstances get in the way.

“It’s now the time for me to pursue other managerial opportunities and continue with my journey up the footballing pyramid, but I leave wishing everybody involved with the football club nothing but the best.”

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