Andy Welsh has made unwanted history by becoming the first former manager of BetVictor Northern Premier League Ossett United.
United – founded in 2018 following the merger of Ossett Albion and Ossett Town – parted company with Welsh on Monday morning.
Officials at Ingfield paid tribute to Welsh in a statement after he resigned six months after leading the new club to county cup glory and the NPL’s promotion play-offs in his first season at the helm.
— Ossett United (@OssettUnited) November 3, 2019
A club statement read: “Winning the County cup and finishing in the play-offs in season one was an outstanding achievement and the club would like to say on record thank you to Andy Welsh and his team for their remarkable contribution to the clubs inaugural season.
“In addition, the club would like to also recognise that during a very tough offseason where it may have been easier to walk away. Andy and his team, remained at the club and prepared for a difficult job of restructuring the squad for season two.
“Ossett United would like to thank Andy Welsh for his time at the club and wish him all the very best in his future endeavours.”
The west Yorkshire club are currently 18th in the BetVictor Northern Premier North West Division, with one win and four draws from their 10 league games so far this season.
United are now looking for potential successors to Welsh, the statement adding: “We are now looking for an experienced manager to help us achieve our longer term ambitions and welcome applicants. Anyone interested should contact Phil.firstname.lastname@example.org.”
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