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Popular Wilkinson Explains Why He Had To Quit Hungerford

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Bobby Wilkinson’s resignation as manager of Vanarama National League South shocked Hungerford Town following the defeat at Welling United on Saturday night but he says he needs to recharge his batteries.

Wilkinson went on to say: “I would like to thank Ian, the Board, the staff, the players and all the supporters who have been with me for an amazing seven years. It’s been an unbelievable seven years here, but I have been thinking that my time was up a couple of weeks ago. Today I have made the decision to take a break and stand down and see what happens next.

“I want to make it clear, that this isn’t a decision I have taken lightly, I have never quit before.”

Assistant-manager Jamie Leacock and coach Mike Percival have also left the club.

Chairman Ian Passey said: “It’s a bit of a bombshell to be honest and now we need to move fast in time for our next game on Saturday against Gloucester City, I need to speak to the board and we will release something as soon as possible.”

Club captain Matt Day said: “We are gutted, but we will stay together as a team”.

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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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