Ascot United’s head coach Aaron Steadman has stepped down from his role at the Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division side according to a statement on twitter.
The former Maidenhead United development and youth team boss joined new manager Jamie Tompkins at Ascot last summer along with Dan Masters and persuaded a number of Magpies youngsters to join them (sourced from Maidenhead Advertiser), including Nathan Minhas who went on to join National League South side Billericay Town during the season.
Posting on twitter, Steadman said: “I’ve made the difficult decision to leave Ascot
He added: “Also a big thanks to the board members, volunteers and the superb group of dedicated fans.”
Ascot have moved quickly to confirm that manager Tompkins would remain at the club for the 2019/20 season, a move the clubs Director of Football called ‘a massive boost for the club in a period of transition’.
On Steadman’s departure, Tompkins said on www.ascotunited.net : “Aaron’s contribution, commitment and support has been a great asset, along with his drive and determination to progress and succeed, which we have done so having finished in 7th place in the Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division, winning the League Cup and reaching the semi-finals of the Floodlit Cup this season.”
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Main image: Aaron Steadman by Neil Graham.