Wellington AFC are looking for new managers for both their first team and reserves.

The club announced yesterday that Alex Pope, joint first team manager, had decided not to take the job on his own following the resignation of his opposite number Tim Legg.

Now they have said that reserves’ manager and coach, Nick Buttle and Adam Watson, are also stepping down.

Chairman Mike Hall has thanked all four coaches for their work on behalf of the club.

He said: “We are sorry to be losing them and will be exploring our options at a committee meeting on Sunday.

“We would particularly like to thank Nick and Adam for the way they supported the players following the tragic passing of their much-loved team mate Lloyd Manning before Christmas.

“It was an incredibly traumatic time for us all but they handled it with great compassion and understanding.”

Nick said that he and Adam had decided to step down “to have some time out to reflect and consider our next steps going forward for the future.”

He added: “We feel that we leave the reserve team in a solid position after completing a challenging season, both on and off the field of play, with a number of the club’s under 18s and recruited players introduced to the initial inherited squad.

“This resulted in achieving third place in division one with potential promotion for the team/club to the next level for the forthcoming season.

“We both wish all at Wellington AFC all the best for the future.”