Captain Jamie Addis and defender Ryan Pendry have decided to leave Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division club Lydney Town to embark on a managerial career.
They have take up the offer from Gloucestershire Senior League Division One side Harrow Hill to become joint-managers.
Addis has been with the club several years and was both club and team captain at one stage.
He had also won the coveted player of the year award.
He recently sustained a fracture of the jaw against Highworth United that had sidelined him for at least three months, giving him plenty of time to ponder his future.
With a change of commitments due to a new baby to think of, he decided a change of tack was the way to go.
Pendry had also been a popular member of the club and never gave anything less than 100%.
He had been a first-team regular when he first signed but over the last couple of seasons had played quite a few times for the reserves.
His knowledge of the game was a massive help to the youngsters in that side and he will prove a big loss.
Lydney have wished both lads the best of luck with their new venture and they leave on the best of terms.
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— Lydney Town AFC (@LydneyTownAFC) October 18, 2017