Mark Reeve conceded he was left with no choice after stepping down from his role as Diss Town manager this week.
Due to heightened work commitments away from the Tangerines, Reeve has decided step down but will remain at Brewers Green Lane in a new role overseeing football matters across the club with the aim of improving the club’s links to the community.
Former Long Stratton manager Ross Potter has already agreed to replace Reeve in the Diss Town hot seat as he makes the move up from the Anglian Combination Premier Division to the Thurlow Nunn First Division.
“It is a difficult one for me personally because I didn’t want to leave my role but felt it was in the best interest of the club,” said Reeve of his decision.
“Due to work I will be away for 10-15 Saturdays of the season and I felt it was too much, I couldn’t afford to do that to the club.
“I didn’t want to give up my position but the club’s needs have to come first.
“Things will continue to run smoothly and I will still be involved at the club so it won’t be a massive overhaul.
“Ross has good experience and I think he was definitely ready for the step up.
“Although I will still be involved in the football side of things at the club I won’t be stepping on Ross’ toes or getting involved in first team matters.”