Witham Town manager Mark Ashford has resigned his post at Spa Road.
Ashford kept the club in the Bostik North Division last season despite a vastly reduced budget, but has decided that with no further resources forthcoming that he will be unable to continue in the role next season, report the Braintree and Witham Times.
Ashford stated: “It is always sad to leave a club. It is a good community club and there are some really lovely people there who give their time up for it.
“I’ve so much time for (chairman) Mark Nicholls as he is an honest man with a lot of integrity. He doesn’t like being in the public eye but I couldn’t leave without recording my appreciation of him.”