By James Grayson (Twitter: @jamesAgrayson)
Bridlington Town are set to announce their new manager in the next few days after Mitch Cook stepped down.
Cook, who took over at Queensgate two years ago after leaving Northern Counties East League Premier Division rivals Pickering Town, has cited work commitments as the reason.
Cook also previously managed Guiseley in the mid 1990s.
In a statement, Bridlington chairman Peter Smurthwaite said: “I would like to thank Mitch on behalf of the club for his work over the last two seasons which resulted in the team finishing second and third in the league and also for winning the ERCFA Senior Cup in 2012 at the KC Stadium.
“I have been pleased to have worked with Mitch and thank him for his honesty and integrity in carrying out the job and wish him well for the future.
“I don’t think people know the commitment a manager needs even at this level of football which although is a part time position requires a lot of time and effort in doing the job properly, it does not just involve work on match days and takes up a lot of time during the rest of the week.
“Mitch has always given 100% commitment and feels that due to his circumstances, could not possibly do that during the coming season and hence the reason for his decision to stand down.
“He will always be welcome at Queensgate and hopefully we will see him at some of our games in the future.
“I expect to name a new manager within the next few days in order that we can keep the continuity with the current team and prepare for what will be a tough season ahead, with the league now having been extended to 24 teams.”
In Conference North news, Guiseley have signed Stockport County striker Craig Hobson.