Hemel Hempstead Town FC manager Dean Brennan has left the club and been appointed manager of Southern League Premier Division opponents Billericay FC.
Brennan, who also brought assistant manager Stuart Maynard to Billericay, had been in charge of Hemel Hempstead Town since 2012 and led them to the Southern League Premier Division title in 2014, winning by 10 clear points.
The following season he took The Tudors to the First Round of the F.A. Cup but lost 3-1 at Bury.
Hemel FC said in a statement: “Dean Brennan and Stuart Maynard have resigned from their positions as manager and assistant manager of Hemel Hempstead Town FC to take up those posts at Billericay Town.
“Dean and Stuart led Hemel Hempstead Town to the Southern League title and last season achieved the club’s highest ever league position, qualifying for the National Conference South playoffs.
“Dean and Stuart leave with the very best wishes and thanks of all the officials of Hemel Hempstead Town FC.”
As a player, Brennan came through the youth system at Sheffield Wednesday but made his league debut for Luton Town. He moved to Hitchin Town and then Stevenage Borough. He first became involved with Hemel Hempstead Town as a player in 2007 and was appointed as Caretaker Manager three years later. He was given the job permanently in 2012.
Hemel FC, who sit in 15th, will be led by Darren Ward and captain Jordan Parkes for this Saturday’s FA Cup match at Bowers and Pitsea.