WHITCHURCH United’s most successful manager Jim Macey has resigned due to personal reasons.

The club’s committee are saddened by his resignation, but fully understand why, and are now searching for a replacement for the forthcoming season in the Wessex League Premier Division.

It ends a four year reign at Longmeadow for Macey, and during his time at the club, he guided the team to promotion as well as their best-ever run in the FA Cup.

In the season just gone, the club’s first-ever campaign in top flight of the Wessex League, the Jam Boys finished 13th, having spent the whole of the season around the mid-table mark.

He will be a hard act to follow and Whitchurch chairman Brian Jackman said: “The committee and I were saddened to receive Jim’s resignation as first team manager, but fully understand why.

'Whitchurch United would like to place on record our utmost appreciation for everything that he has done for the club since his appointment – especially his achievements in leading the club to promotion and our best FA Cup run.”

Whitchurch are now seeking a successor and the club would like to hear from any applicants interested in taking over as first-team manager.

They should forward their CV to chairman.wufc@gmail.com or call Brian Jackman 07717 583526 to arrange an interview.