Kenny McCreadie vowed he will be back in local football in the near future following his departure from Hailsham Town.
McCreadie had been in charge at the Beaconsfield for the best part of nine seasons.
During that time he guided them to an RUR Cup in 2005 and gained promotion from County League Two at the first attempt after the club were relegated for ground requirements.
Despite a poor start to the 2012-13 campaign, McCreadie’s side finished their first season back in the first division in 12th place.
He said, “Without doubt this has been my most stressful season in charge. We really struggled early on and to finish where we did was a fantastic achievement.
A club statement read, “Hailsham Town F.C would like to announce that after much thought and discussion, they have decided that it is time for a different approach to the football side of the club.”
McCreadie added, “This decision was not based on football reasons, it was more of a personal thing between myself and the chairman. But I leave with my head high, I had some great times here and worked with some great players, I would like to thank them all.”