March Town United boss Weston resigns and admits 'I've done all I can'
PUBLISHED: 08:30 29 April 2011
MARCH Town United's players gave departing boss Jamie Weston a winning send-off on Monday just hours after he called time on his four-year spell at the club.
Weston told the Hares’ board he was resigning with immediate effect after the club’s final Ridgeons First Division game of the season against Downham Town.
The 31-year-old broke the news to his stunned players before the game who responded by beating Downham 2-1 thanks to goals from Stu Anderson and Ash Brand.
Weston said: “I’ve taken the club forward but I feel this is the right time to move on and look at taking on another challenge.
“This season has been frustrating for a variety of reasons with injuries, a much tighter budget and we’ve hardly been able to train either. We’re more than good enough to finish in the top 10 but I don’t feel we’ve got the ingredients to go to the next level, which is what I want to do.
“I feel I’ve taken the club as far as I can at this point.”
The victory secured March’s eighth-place finish in the table and their second consecutive top-10 finish during Weston’s two-year tenure as first-team boss.
He joined the club four years ago and spent one year as reserves’ boss before becoming first-team assistant. Goals from Lee Day and Kyle Plumb were unable to prevent March losing Weston’s penultimate game 3-2 at Stowmarket Town on Saturday.
Weston said: “I want to continue in management but I’ll wait until the right opportunity arrives.
“I’m not leaving on bad terms and I’ve had a brilliant time because March is a great little club. The players have been superb and I’ve enjoyed working with them but they’ve shared my frustration that we haven’t achieved what we could have done this season.”
The club’s chairman Phil White said: “I’m disappointed that Jamie’s left but I can’t thank him enough for what he’s done.
“He’s done a fantastic job for us and this won’t be the last you see of him in non-league football. He’s a great manager.”