ASSISTANT MANAGER QUITS SEASIDERS

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Cambrian News photographer - Former assistant manager Wayne Jones

ABERYSTWYTH Town chairman Donald Kane has accepted the resignation of assistant manager Wayne Jones with immediate effect.

The Cambrian News reported “Jones joined Aber as an assistant manager to Matthew Bishop in June 2016 and led the Club to safety in the Welsh Premier League after Bishop’s resignation, initially alone, and then with caretaker boss Tony Pennock.

He continued as assistant manager to Neville Powell last season, which ended in a Welsh Cup final last May.

“It is with deep regret that I tendered my resignation as assistant manager of Aberystwyth Town FC, with immediate effect,” said Jones.

“It is in the best interests of both the club and myself that we part company.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the chairman Donald Kane, president Neville Evans and the Board of Directors for my time at the club, not to mention the players, staff and the great supporters.

“I feel that I have worked extremely hard with different management and staff during my time, and I have made good friendships that will stay with me forever.

“It has been a great honour to work with and represent such a great club, and a club that I will be fond of for the remainder of my career. I sincerely wish Aberystwyth the very best for the future.”

Chairman Donald Kane said Jones has been a popular figure at Park Avenue, and his affable nature and his undeniable commitment meant he left on good terms.

“It is with great regret that Aberystwyth Town accepts his resignation,” said Kane.

“I am sure I speak on behalf of everyone at our club in expressing our thanks for his work and commitment in his two seasons with us.

“Wayne is hugely popular here, a great character and winner, with a fantastic attitude and great enthusiasm.

“He was a trusted assistant to Mathew Bishop, Tony Pennock and Neville Powell, and in football terms he can be spoken of as one of the good guys. We’d like to thank him for his time here.”

Towards the end of last season Northern Ireland-based Seamus Heath took over the role of manager, with Neville Powell becoming Director of Football.

The Club received a financial blow this summer with news that long-time sponsor Cambrian Tyres had withdrew its backing of the Welsh Premier League club.

The Seasiders reached the Welsh Cup Final last season, but defeat to Connah’s Quay meant they missed out on a financially lucrative place in the Uefa Europa League” here.

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