Aston Clinton manager Jordan King has stepped down from his role with immediate effect, and spoke exclusively to Sports Shots:
I felt as if I needed a break from football, from next month I would have seven years without a break. I was burnt out from it and I couldn’t get myself motivated for the long season ahead, and if I can’t motivate myself then I certainly am not ready to inspire a group of players.
I informed the club of my decision on Thursday evening, and I have so many people to thank that I could be here forever. Firstly the players; the commitment to myself and the club has been brilliant. Everything that was asked of them they did & did absolutely 100%. The messages I have received from them have been really nice as well and it makes the work put in over the last couple of years worthwhile.
The people who have helped me on the managerial side of things, Smithy in my first season, Ken Hazell for the last two years up to Bryan McGowan, Neil Roberts & Mike Dedman this season. And finally all the helpers behind the scenes that do all the work that people don’t get to see, Vanessa, Cod, Sam Howard, Dave Mac, John Roberts, Ian Mid & Peter Wyatt. Plus people like Matt Day & Alec Bells mum in previous years, I do apologise if I’ve left anyone out!!!
When asked what highlights he had since joining the club, Jordan was very proud to boast of so many successes:
Taking over a side that had finished second bottom, struggling to be able to get a side together, to now getting two very good young sides out every Saturday both playing step seven football is a huge achievement.
We have tasted success with back to back promotion positions in the league in both 2016/17 and 2017/18, SSMFL Division Two Cup finalists in 17/18, High Wycombe Senior Cup winners 17/18, we had the best defensive record in the SSMFL in 17/18, and we beat five higher level sides in Harpenden Town, Flackwell Heath, Penn & Tylers Green, FC Thame Rangers & Holmer Green last season
So what now?
Short term I am going to rest and enjoy the break, but I will be back at some point. Football is the game I love and I’m not ready to walk away just yet. Who knows what might happen!
I would also like to thank everyone at Sports Shots for their coverage over the past few seasons
Sports Shots would like to thank Jordan not only for today, but for all his time since being at the club with all interviews & previews supplied during his tenure at the club