Sam Tucker resigns as Woodcote manager

Sam Tucker.
Sam Tucker.

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Woodcote’s Sam Tucker has left his post as manager after 18 months in the post. Tucker took over from previous boss Ross Weatherstone who is currently manager of Bracknell Town’s U23 side.

A statement on twitter from Woodcote chairman Pete McAlister read: “It is with a heavy heart that hte club have this weekend accepted Sam Tucker’s resignation from the position of First Team manager”.

“Sam stepped into the role of Player/Manager 18 months ago when the club was at something of a crossroads. Over that time Sam has worked extremely hard, sometimes in difficult circumstances, helping us maintain our position at the top end of the Thames Valley Premier Division, this culminated in a fifteen game unbeaten run and a strong third place finish in the league last year.

“I and my fellow committee members sincerely thank Sam for his efforts. He can step away with his head held high and we would wish to see him remain as a player at the club.”

Pete McAlister, Chairman, Woodcote FC.

Assistant manager Elliot Harper will take charge of Woodcote until a permanent replacement can be found.

Woodcote are currently in 6th position of the Thames Valley Premier League having won five and lost four of their nine league fixtures this season.

The South Oxfordshire side are the latest TVPL to start a managerial search after Mortimer parted company with Mike Hancock. Meanwhile Uhlsport Hellenic League Division One East club AFC Aldermaston appointed former Tottenham Hotspur defender Dave Tuttle as first team boss over the weekend.

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