RHAYADER Town have begun the search of a new manager to lead the club's return to the Huws Gray Alliance.

The newly promoted club confirmed joint managers Jason Samuel and Gareth Hughes had both confirmed their intent to step down following their success last season.

Club secretary Dai Davies confirmed the pair’s decision while appealing for candidates to contact the club.

“Due to work commitments outside of football, Gareth and Jason are not in a position to commit fully to the role but would like to stay on and remain involved with the team,” said Davies.

Samuel is a former Builth Wells manager who also enjoyed success during his spell involved with Knighton Town.

Meanwhile Hughes is a club legend with more than 300 Welsh Premier appearances during spells with Rhayader Town, Aberystwyth Town and Newtown.

Davies added: “We are looking for somebody with experience and drive to help take Rhayader to the next level.”

The club has yo-yoed between the second and third tiers since the club's reformation in 2007 but the club hopes to cement its status in the Huws Gray Alliance this season.

Davies pointed to the club’s thriving junior section and entry into the Welsh Beef and Lamb Mid Wales Under 19s League as further proof of the club’s long term ambitions to become a major force in Mid Wales football once more while developing their own talent.

“We have a great junior section in place and as a club we are looking to build and keep moving forward,” said Davies. “The platform is there for the right candidate and anyone interested can contact us via rhayaderfcsec@gmail.com.”