Kings Langley boss Dean Barker has announced he is resigning as first team manager with a “very heavy heart”.
After mixed run of form in their eight league games and two cup games, Dean has said it was a very difficult decision for him to leave his former club.
In a statement, Dean said: “It is with a very heavy heart and after considerable deliberation that I have today tendered my resignation as 1st team manager of Kings Langley Football Club. Whilst there is much to remain private, through this statement I would like to thank a number of people and also provide some context to what has been a very difficult decision for me to reach.
“I was proud to accept the opportunity of managing this great club and building on the achievements of my managerial predecessors. From the club’s side, the expectation was to secure step 3 league status for the season ahead and to do this by operating within the stated budget limits. Having now been at the club for just over 4 months, it has become increasingly apparent that my expectations would not be realised and as such my position has become completely untenable.
“Finally, I would like to thank a number of people that have supported me and helped make my time at Kings Langley in the most part an enjoyable experience.”
Dean also commented on the amazing commitment shown by the players and thanked the clubs bosses in believing in him.
Kings Langley Football Club have said in a statement: “Kings Langley Football Club have reluctantly accepted the resignation of first team manager, Dean Barker.
“Dean joined the club under challenging circumstances with the club’s entire pre-season and early league fixtures all played away from home. The club recognise and acknowledge the unrelenting work ethic and commitment by Dean has displayed during his tenure and would like to put on record their appreciation of the contribution he has made to the club in a short space of time.
“The club wish him all the best in his future career.”
— Dean Barker (@DeanBarker06) September 18, 2019