Iain Humphrey has resigned as chairman of Daventry Town Football Club, it was announced at the club’s annual general meeting last night.
Allan Smart is to relinquish his role as manager and take over as chairman. A new manager has yet to be appointed.
A statement on the club’s website said: “Iain told supporters at the meeting that after a difficult time recently he felt it was time to pass control of the club on to someone with new ideas to give the club a fresh start.”
Steve Tubb, a member of the management group committee, said: “This is a sad day for the people of Daventry.”
When Mr Humphrey took over the club, it was bankrupt and on the verge of collapse following the fire which destroyed the clubhouse. The team were then a struggling UCL Division 1 side.
Since then there have been promotions, which have taken the club to its highest-ever level in its 129-year history, and FA Cup and FA Trophy runs.
The new clubhouse is now debt-free, and arguably one of the best in Step 4 football, but the club has continued to make losses.
Dennis Job, club development officer, and Steve Fowler, club accountant, are also stepping down from their posts.
A meeting will be held at the club next Thursday to form a new committee