Daventry Town chairman Steve Tubb has told Arron Parkinson that the club can’t thank him enough for leading them from the lower reaches of the United Counties League to the BetVictor Southern League following his shock resignation.
Tubb publicly praised Parkinson, pictured, on Monday in a long statement on the club’s website, 24 hours after his decision to stand down with his side in the top half of the BetVictor Southern League Division One Central table.
Parkinson made more than 200 appearances for the Purple Army as defender and had been at the helm for more than three years since first taking charge alongside Andy Marks in 2016/17 as joint manager when they were crowned UCL Division One champions.
Before standing down hours later on Saturday night, his side secured a 2-2 draw at AFC Dunstable.
According to the club, former Daventy Town boss Ady Fuller has agreed to temporary charge of team affairs while they set about seeking a permanent successor.
Statement from the chairman.
DTFC Chairman Steve Tubb has given his thoughts on Arron Parkinson’s shock resignation.
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Tubb told fans: “Parky is a true gentleman and someone who so rightfully got what he deserved for all his hard work. Two promotions, a charity cup and a league cup were all won under his command and he leaves us sitting in the top half of the Southern League.
“On behalf of myself and the committee along with every single supporter of Daventry Town Football Club I can’t thank you enough and wish you all the best for the future.
“I have to say that it has been an absolute pleasure to watch the teams that Parky has assembled. With our very limited resources Parky did what a lot of people thought would be an impossible job in lifting the club back to the Southern League in just three seasons, even exceeding his own expectations at our initial meeting when he said it was a five year plan.
“It is with great regret that I have had to accept his resignation, not only as a top manager but as someone who has put his heart and soul into Daventry Town Football Club.
“I have said numerous times over the years that a special quality of Parky has been the togetherness of the teams that he has created and that is a testament to the man and evident in the number of players who have been on this journey with him.”
To read the full statement click here
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