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Long serving Jon Brady steps down at Brackley Town

JON BRADY has resigned as manager of Vanarama National League North side Brackley after six-and-a-half years in charge of the Saints.

The Australian leaves Brackley 19th in the table with two wins from eight games after Saturday’s 4-2 defeat at home to North Ferriby United.

In his time with the Saints, Brady led the club to the Southern Premier title in 2012 and the Saints were 90 minutes away from back-to-back promotions. However, they were beaten by FC Halifax Town in the Conference North play-off final.

Brady also brought FA Cup success to Northamptonshire, reaching the second round in 2013-14 beating Gillingham before they were knocked out by Macclesfield Town.

With less resources to play with, Brady’s men finished a disappointing 18th last term before their slow start to this season.

The departing boss said: “After much consideration and with heavy heart I have made the decision to resign as manager of Brackley Town.

“I can say I have given absolutely everything to the club during my six-and-a-half years tenure. The profile of the club has certainly been raised, especially after our FA Cup run two seasons ago which generated much needed revenue and certainly helped to grow the infrastructure of the club.

“To win seven trophies and gain promotion to the Conference North, then reaching the play-off final after finishing third in our first season at this level was a real achievement. It was then extra special to go on to have the FA Cup run beating Gillingham live on national TV and reaching the second round proper for the first time at the club.

“I am immensely proud of what Darren Collins and I together with all my staff, players and all at the club have achieved.

“I feel that the time is right to move on and who knows, in time when the dust settles I may take on a fresh challenge whether that be focusing on my business or another opportunity in football management. That lies in the future.

“In my time here I have met many new people and made lots of friends. I will take with me some wonderful memories.

“I would like to thank everyone at Brackley Town FC for their support and take this opportunity to wish you all every success in the future.”

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