Thurlow Nunn League Division One club Diss Town were surprised and disappointed to receive the resignation if first-team manager Paul Bugg after less than two months in charge.
The former Whitton United boss was appointed in May, having spent time on the Long Melford coaching staff last season, but resigned, citing a number of players leaving Diss to move elsewhere, and a disagreement in the direction the club was moving as the reasons for his departure.
The exit of former manager Ross Potter to Wroxham saw a number of players follow him out of the door, whilst other members of the squad have also sought pastures new, including last season’s top scorer Shaun Hunsdon, who has joined Debenham, and striker Adam Burroughs, who left for Harleston.
Bugg claims he was set to bring in nine Ipswich-based players to Brewers Green Lane, but those moves fell through.
“I am done with football, unless there is something that I can’t turn down,” Bugg told the Green `Un. “I’m 45 and don’t need it. I am giving the club five weeks to appoint a new manager and rebuild a squad to achieve the targets.”
Diss chairman, Richard Upson, who explained he increased Bugg’s transfer budget slightly after a meeting earlier in the week, said: “Paul came to the club after our last manager left, a move that was disappointing given our plans were already in place for the new season”.
@DISSTOWNFC announce manager Paul Bugg has resigned. A new manager will be appointed in due course.
— DissTownFC (@DISSTOWNFC) July 5, 2017