Former Carlisle United midfielder Stuart Green has stepped down as manager of Ebac Northern League club Whitehaven Amateurs…..
……after one season in charge.
Green enjoyed a successful debut year in management, leading Amateurs to their first County Cup final, where they lost to United, and an encouraging ninth place in Northern League Division Two.
But he has decided he cannot take the club any further and opted to leave.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it,” he said, of his year in the dug-out. “It has been a great learning curve for me and I hope the lads enjoyed it.
“To finish ninth was a great achievement and I wanted to get promotion and take the club to the next level.
“But at the moment I’m not the person to take the club forward.
“It has been a great team effort and the foundations are there for a fresh face to go in and do really well.”
The 32-year-old stressed he remained on good terms with all at the club, including official Bill Robson, who hired him for the job, backroom staff Carl McGrady and Harry Bowman, and his former players.
“I will always have a good relationship with Bill and thank him for giving me the opportunity,” added Green, who revealed he had no other job lined up but planned to stay in football in some capacity.
Green hails from Whitehaven and played for Marchon, the forerunner to Amateurs, as a junior before launching his playing career with Newcastle United, going on to feature for a string of clubs including Crystal Palace and Hull City.