Jamie Jarvis has resigned as manager of Zamaretto League Division One Central club Burnham after a row over wages which has seen the team’s management and players go unpaid for more than twelve weeks.
Jarvis took the decision following Tuesday night’s dismal 4-0 home defeat against lowly Soham Town Rangers.
He felt his position as boss had become untenable because he couldn’t really criticise his players for underperforming as they weren’t receiving their wages.
He said: “The reason for me leaving is to try and wake the committee up and so hopefully they will pay the players.
“It has been very hard. If the players are not putting good performances in, it makes it difficult for me to go and have a go at them.
“And that’s what’s started to happen a bit, so I felt the time was right.”
He added: “I really wanted to build something at Burnham, but how can you build anything if the players aren’t being paid?
“How do I bring people in? It just makes things almost impossible.
“But I’ve enjoyed my time at the club. I’m a Slough lad, but all my kids live in Burnham.
“I wanted to take the club forward and that’s the disappointing thing for me.”