Athlone Town have today announced that manager Eddie Wallace has stepped down as manager of the midlands club.
A short statement released on athlonetownfc.ie thanking Wallace for his professionalism, commitment, knowledge and hard work stated that he ‘regretted having to make the decision’ but had to,’ due to personal and family commitments.’
Wallace took charge of Athlone for the final time last night as his ten men played out a 1-1 draw with UCD.
Athlone, who are currently sitting 4th in the First Division, nine points behind leaders Finn Harps, will now join Premier Division side Bray Wanderers in the search for a new manager.
Athlone’s statement, released today:
“Athlone Town AFC wish to advise our supporters, fans and sponsors that Eddie Wallace has decided to step down as First Team Manager with immediate effect.
“In a statement to Club Officials, Eddie regretted having to make the decision but stated that it was due to personal and family commitments. Eddie wished to thank the players for their professional approach and commitment they showed to him in his tenure with Athlone.
“We all wish to thank Eddie for the professionalism, commitment, knowledge and hard work he brought to the club over the last year. We all have learned from a true gentleman of Irish soccer. All our best wishes go with him and his family for the future.”
Gerard Grimes, Pundit Arena