Just days after missing out on a Wembley play-off final Braintree Town are looking for a new manager.
Danny Cowley and his brother Nicky have quit the Iron.
They resigned last night and are expected to be named as the new management team at fellow Naitonal League side Lincoln City.
Chairman Lee Harding says he’s disappointed: “Yes, it’s a shame for us but, first of all, I would like to thank both Danny and Nicky for their efforts throughout their year at our Club. What they have achieved with the players has been remarkable. But it seems the offer of a £500,000 playing budget and full time status has proved to be too good for them to turn down. I think it is an incredibly brave decision on their parts, but I really do hope it works out for them – they are good people.”
“Our thoughts now to turn to closer to home and we now seek applicants for the management role at the Avanti Stadium. The past twelve months have proved that part-time clubs and, in particular, Braintree Town can compete in this division. History shows us that some clubs chose to flirt with their financial futures in a desperate scramble to secure promotion to the Football League, but we prefer to build our Club on and off the pitch on more solid foundations.
“The windfall we have received from the play-offs will allow us to further improve both our playing budget and playing surface over the coming months and I now look forward to selecting the next manager of the Club to continue our push towards our ultimate ambition.”