Robson to step down as Buckingham Town manager

Chris Robson. Picture by Andy Bone
Chris Robson. Picture by Andy Bone

Buckingham Town boss Chris Robson has announced he will step down from the role at the end of the current seasons due to work commitments.

Robson took over the role in the summer of 2014 but has endured two frustrating seasons despite his best efforts as resurrecting the club’s troubling fortunes.

The Robins are currently 17th in UCL Division One.

Robson said: “It is with a heavy heart I have decided to step down as manager of Buckingham Town.

“People will look at our league position and think I am taking the easy option out, but that is far from the case.

“The reason is purely personal. I have an eight-month old son who I am not spending enough time with, as well as starting a new job in the past two months which involves a lot of travelling abroad.

“I have tried to juggle them both with football and found it very difficult.

“Being a manager at this level of football is like a full-time job that requires so much time and commitment, and although I have given that over the past two years I can no longer give it what it needs.

“On the pitch, although people will say I have worked miracles getting the club competing in a very tough division, I still have my own high standards and I will hold my hands up and say results have not been good enough.

“As a club we are going through a transitional period and we all knew it would take time to get it right on the pitch with no resources available.

“Although results have not been great this season we have progressed from when I first took the job and I genuinely believed we would progress even further next season and I am gutted I cannot see this through.”

Buckingham chairman Vince Hyde added: “Chris leaves the first team squad in much better shape than when he found it.

“We had a three-year plan and next year I am confident would have been a great year for Chris and the squad with the only missing ingredient of goals which I appreciate is not easy to find, but to be totally happy with the squad and only looking for one or two people is a fantastic position to be in.

“This is a really sad day for me personally as Chris has been a pleasure to work with and his commitment and work ethic has been superb over the last two years and I know this has been a hard decision for him but I have always said that work and family must come first before football.”