Wiffin steps down as Buckingham Athletic manager

Damien Wiffin (right) won the Buckingham Senior Charity Cup in his last game in charge of Athletic last week
Damien Wiffin (right) won the Buckingham Senior Charity Cup in his last game in charge of Athletic last week

Buckingham Athletic manager Damien Wiffin has resigned from his role at the club due to work commitments.

Athletic chairman Tony Checkley said: “On behalf of the club I want to thank Damien for all his hard work that he has put into the job over the last three years – it is purely work that has brought about this decision and although he is stepping down from his managerial duties we are hoping he will remain very much a part of the Athletic setup.

“At this time we are not advertising for a replacement as we have a number of options that we want to look at internally before moving forward – we hope to be able to make announcement within the next few days.

“Damien has had a long association with the club since he was 16-years-old so he wants to stay with us but perhaps in another position and we are obviously delighted by that and although the success that he had hoped for has not come along during his time as manager he has helped to create a good underlying structure which we hope we can build on.

“Finally for Damien it was a great way to sign off, as his final game as manager brought along a well deserved trophy when we beat Olney Town in the Buckingham Senior Charity Cup.”

Buckingham Athletic will send out more news in the next couple of weeks announcing the full management structure for next season.