GRAYS Athletic Football Club regrets to announce that 1st team manager Mark Bentley has stepped down from from his role and has left the club.
Speaking earlier Mark said "This has not been an easy decision to make but I believe the commitment and work required over the summer is quite substantial. I am just about to start my A Licence badge training next month at St George’s Park so for me that is a big priority.
"It has been extremely tough for me these past few months and I believe for someone who wants to progress in management and coaching this is the best choice for me at this time.
"It has been a privilege and honour to manage Grays Athletic FC and
I would like to thank everyone involved with the club but especially Glenn, David, Jack and Sim and especially the supporters who have supported me and stuck by me , I wish you all the best of luck for the future as the club moves in a new direction."
A club spokesperson said:
"The club would like to place on record its sincere thanks and gratitude to Mark for everything he has done for the club over the past two seasons.
"It has been a privilege to work with Mark and everyone at the club wishes him all the very best of luck in what is surely to be a long and successful career in football management.
"The search now begins for a new manager to replace Mark. The club will now start the interviewing process to find the right man for the job and it is hoped that announcement will be made as soon as possible."