Joyce steps down as Aylesbury United boss

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Tony Joyce has resigned as manager of Aylesbury United.

The Ducks have endured a dismal start to the new season, claiming just two wins in 12 games in all competitions.

With over 250 games in charge, Joyce was United’s longest-serving manager for over 20 years.

The 44-year-old said: “After Saturday’s game and speaking to directors I offered my resignation.

“Speaking to the chairman on Sunday evening I would like to stand by that decision and with regret move on from my position as Aylesbury United first team manager.

“I have had six years in charge and we have had some great times including promotions and cup finals.

“This season unfortunately, with the move to Thame, things have not worked out as expected at this stage of the season.

“I have great admiration for the club and feel now for myself and the football club it is time for change.

“I would like to thank everyone involved with the club from the players, my backroom staff, club officials and supporters for the time and support we had.

“It is a fantastic football club and I have made great friends and had some fantastic times. Football is like everything else in this world and you have to keep moving on.

“I wish the club every success in the future and once again would like to thank the club for the last six years.”

A club statement added: “The club would like to thank Tony for his hard work over the past six years. He took over the team during a very difficult time and achieved promotion back to the Southern League as well as reaching two cup finals.

“We wish him every success in his future football career and are sure we will be meeting competitively at some point in the future.

“Glyn Creaser has kindly agreed to take over management duties on an interim basis while the club considers a permanent appointment.”