Ramsbottom United can confirm first-team manager Chris Willcock has left his role at the club.

Willcock was appointed manager in October 2018 following the departure of Mark Fell to Lancaster City.

He was no stranger to the club upon his arrival as manager after making 31 appearances as a player for the club and scoring 17 goals between 2000 & 2002.

In a statement, he said: “It is with strong emotions that I announce my decision to resign as Manager of Ramsbottom Utd.  I am proud of the progression of the team that I will leave behind. I have thoroughly enjoyed the last two half years spent as manager and I am grateful for the opportunity that the Chairman gave me to manage a club that I had previously played for. 

During the time that I have been at the club, it has been a rollercoaster of a ride with some memorable moments and games that will forever be remembered.  These memories were only made possible through the hard work and perseverance of a group of dedicated players and a supportive management team who have been truly committed.  I would also like to thank the fans and volunteers, alongside the Development Team and Juniors who have shown great support to myself throughout my tenure.” 

We wish Chris all the best for the future.

A further club statement will be made in due course.

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