Reeve: I left club in better shape

Downham FC Manager Mark Reeve ANL-140810-092613009

Downham FC Manager Mark Reeve ANL-140810-092613009

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Mark Reeve resigned from his post as Downham Town FC manager on Tuesday morning and he feels the club need to move quickly in appointing his successor.

“I think that it’s important the club move quickly to appoint a new manager,” Reeve told the Lynn News.

“I think that I’m leaving the club in a better position from when I took over as manager, and I think it’s important that the right person comes in quickly in order to allow the club to develop and keep moving forward.

“The players all have a lot to play for still and I think they know what they are capable of, and they have shown that so far this season. So it’s important that the club move quickly to ensure that everyone stays together and keeps moving towards their goal.”

Although Reeve’s decision to leave was seen as a shock to many, the former Diss coach told the Lynn News there was no hard feelings and that he felt it was a “natural time” to call it a day.

“I made the decision that I was going to stand down, about two or three weeks ago, and after that it was a case of how long do I drag it out for.

“Nothing went on at the club that caused me to make the decision, there is no hard feeling between me and anyone at the club and it’s a great job for the right person to take on, just not me.

“I feel it was a natural time for me to leave the club, with a few things coming up in my personal life. I haven’t got anything lined up at the moment but if the right opportunity comes up then I will certainly look into it.

“The club are in a good position off the pitch and while they don’t have a chairperson in place at the moment, I am sure they will attract the right people to take the club forward off the pitch.

“On the pitch, I think the squad is in a great position going forward and that it’s a great opportunity for someone, but with me being Norwich-based it was difficult to be around the club as much as I wanted to be and that a local person would better suit the club.”

This weekend Town travel to Saffron Walden Town and the club are asking interested parties in the vacant manager’s position to direct their enquiries to club secretary, George Dickson at george.dickson@icloud.com