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New Mills Looking For A New Manager As Sykes Quits

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Hallmark Security League First Division club New Mills AFC have confirmed that Calum Sykes has resigned from his position as first-team manager with immediate effect.

Sykes left league rivals Stockport Town in December 2016 to take the post at New Mills.

Sykes said in a statement: “I would like to thank chairman Ray Coverley, secretary Sue Hyde and the committee at New Mills for the amazing opportunity to manage the club. It has been filled with some amazing highs and some sad lows, but I am very happy that I was able to bring some smiles to the home fans with some entertaining games at Church Lane. The ending of the Runcorn Linnets game will live with me forever.

“Recent results, however, have been way below what I want and what I expect for the Millers fans, and with that in mind I made my decision to resign as manager. I wish the club, the players, the new manager and most of all New Mills fans every success.”

Following Sykes resignation, his assistant Gareth Cross and Nick Dowse have taken over the reins on a caretaker basis.

The club is now seeking a suitably qualified and experienced manager to take over at Church Lane and are accepting applications to fill this vacant post.

The successful applicant will take on responsibility for all first-team football activity at Church Lane and will continue to build on links with local junior sides.

It is essential that applicants for this post possess relevant coaching qualifications and have experience within the game.

All applications should be made/CV’s sent to the football secretary Sue Hyde by email newmillsfs@yahoo.co.uk

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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