With a heavy heart I have been forced to resign, says Nick Davis
Davis, 32, sent a text message at 22:34, just moments before Germany sealed their fourth World Cup triumph, with a 1-0 extra-time win over Argentina.
“Sorry it’s late, Nick Davis resigns as manager and player,” he texted.
Davis then posted the following statement on the fans forum on the club’s website.
“I just want to let the supporters know that with a heavy heart I have been forced to resign as my post as joint-manager and player as Matt (Wyatt) would like this position solely and had the backing of the board.
“I want to thank you all for your fantastic support and I have loved every minute of playing and managing for this great non-league club.”
Davis joined the club as a player in August 2012 before taking over as joint-manager alongside Matt Wyatt in September 2013.
The club finished in fourteenth-place in the Ryman League Division One South table last season with 61 points from their 46 games.
Last week, Davis said that their remit is to keep the club in the division at the end of the coming season.
A club statement added: “Nick Davis has resigned as joint manager of Sittingbourne Football Club.
“The club has discussed the issue of having a single manager at committee level but no decision had been made.
“Joint managers Matt Wyatt and Nick Davis discussed this and Nick felt that his position was in doubt.
“As a club we would have liked Nick to stay on as an assistant manager or player coach. Nick takes his coaching badge shortly and we feel he could have learnt a lot from Matt Wyatt however he felt he could not do this.
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