PRESTEIGNE St Andrews Football Club has begun the search for a new manager.

Gareth Jenkins and Rob Evans had been set to take the helm at Llanandras Park but have both informed the club their circumstance have since changed.

Club chairman Mark Weiland said: “It is a great shame as there was genuine excitement around the club after the appointments given the calibre of player the managers were bringing in.

“But, as with so many people, Gareth’s circumstances have changed due to family members’ work situations after Covid-19 and so it’s understandable he feels he can’t fully commit to football at the moment.

“Similarly, Rob’s family has been been affected by the virus and so he, too, has more pressing issues to deal with.

“While we are obviously very disappointed, if Covid-19 has brought us anything, it’s a sense of perspective and it’s right they should put family first."

The search will now begin for a new manager ahead of the 2021-22 season and anyone who is interested is asked to contact Mark Weiland in the first instance.

All conversations will be in confidence and anyone who would like an informal chat should call 07766 576699.