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Former Cambridge United, Lincoln City and Grimsby Town player Nathan Arnold has left his role as manager of Bourne Town

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Different visions for the future has led to manager Nathan Arnold leaving his role as first team manager at Bourne Town.

The Wakes announced this week that the former Cambridge United, Lincoln City and Grimsby Town player was departing the JJ Mac Stadium by mutual consent.

The role at the United Counties League Division One club was Arnold’s first major taste of management after he was appointed at the start of last season in a joint role with Simon Daws.

Nathan Arnold. (47132226)
Nathan Arnold. (47132226)

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Wakes were only able to play nine Division One games last season before the league campaign was curtailed.

Arnold said: “The decision to announce my departure from Bourne Town hasn’t come easy.

“There has been a change of circumstances that has altered the direction we were heading in as a football club.

“As a consequence this makes it extremely difficult for me to align myself with the new state of affairs.

“Unfortunately at this stage into the process we have a different vision and I feel it is important that I remain focused and committed to my personal ambitions and objectives which is to manage at the highest level possible.

“There is an eagerness to manage at a level where I feel it will complement both my skill set and experiences in football and I look forward to continuing my journey and momentum by seeking new opportunities in football management.

“Bourne Town is a fantastic football club with a such a sincere, devoted group of people.

“I have relished the opportunity to progress the football club and it is now in a much more muscular position going forward and I am proud to leave the club stronger as a result.

“I would like to thank all the players for the level of trust and commitment to buy into what we set out to achieve.

“I would also like to give a special mention to the chairman for my first real opportunity in football management.

“I would like to wish everyone associated with Bourne Town every success in the future. They have gained a new supporter.”

The Wakes are now inviting applications for the post and have set a deadline of May 17.

A club statement said: “We thank Nathan for the professional approach he brought to the club and for putting his all in to managing Bourne Town FC. We wish Nathan all the best with whatever he decides to do next.”

Anyone interested in applying for the position should send their CV to club secretary Tony Hull at tonyhull2@hotmail.com .

Bourne Town Reserves missed out on a place in the final of their Kingfisher Lighting United Counties League cup competition after calling off Saturday’s match at Harborough.

The Wakes’ second string were unable to field a side for match with the clubs unable to find a suitable midweek date for a rearrangement.

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