Bostik League North club Waltham Abbey have officially announced that manager Paul Joynes has resigned his position and is retiring from football completely.
After thiry-five years in the game, working with such clubs as Purfleet, Dover Athletic, Thurrock and Bishop`s Stortford, to name a few, Joynes felt that now is the time to make the break.
In a letter to the Abbots` chairman and posting on social media, Joynes announced his decision yesterday.
He took over from Martin Hayes two and a half seasons ago and ultimately saved the club from relegation that season.
Working tirelessly since, the following season was a disappointment and this year, pre-New Year, the results were looking good until the club fell by the wayside.
The club have placed on record its thanks and gratitude to Paul Joynes for his services and the manner he has conducted himself throughout.
He is an exemplary person and the game will have lost a great football enthusiast.
The club will not be taking applications for the post at this time and will make a further announcement in due course.
After 35 years of non league football at Purfleet Fc , Tilbury, Aveley, Romford, Bishop’s stortford , Dover athletic Thurrock Fc and Waltham abbey I have decided to retire I thank all the clubs, players, coaches mangers I have worked with it’s been a pleasure thanks joyno
— Paul Joynes (@joyno1paul) May 9, 2018