Melledew Resigns - 20th August
Newbury became the second FTL Futbol Hellenic League club to part company with their manager a week into the season.
Keith Moss, Newbury FC Chairman, who play in Division One East, accepted yesterday the resignation of First Team Manager Steve Melledew (pictured).
Melledew was appointed as joint-manager last November alongside Andy Leader and he helped guide the club to an impressive third place in Division One East in 2008/09.
However, virtually all of that squad departed in the close season with several joining Leader at Zamaretto League Division One South & West side Andover and Melledew was forced into a summer re-building job.
But he decided that it was time to go after Tuesday night’s defeat against Penn & Tylers Green that made it three successive defeats at the start of the season.
Melledew said: “I found it difficult this season and results did not go in my favour. I was responsible for the results and I did not get it right in terms of team selection. I think there is a very bright future at the football club, but I was just not enjoying it. I am very disappointed, but I take responsibility for team selection, I spoke amicably with the chairman and that was it.”
The club have placed on record its thanks to Melledew and his team for the professional manner in which they took the club forward on and off the pitch and have wished them well for the future.
Further information regarding a new appointment will be released when appropriate.