Shaw Lane AFC Chairman Craig Wood would like to issue the following press release regarding the position of Manager Craig Elliot;
Craig has this morning announced that he will be leaving the club with immediate effect to join Boston United as their first team manager, Craig spoke to myself this morning to announce his decision, Craig Elliot stated that he had not made the decision lightly but felt that the opportunity to manage such a big club as Boston United does not come round too often, Craig is expected to take his back room staff with him although this has yet to be confirmed.
Craig was appointed as manager of Shaw Lane AFC by myself in February 2014 and in that time has brought 3 promotions in 4 seasons as well as securing the Sheffield Senior Cup last season and took the club to the first round proper of the FA cup this season, unfortunately when a manager is as successful as Craig elliot has been then invariably it will attract attention from other clubs , although Craig Elliot was under contract with Shaw Lane until 2019 an agreement has been reached between both clubs and I would like to thank Craig elliot for the great work he has done in that time at our football club and I wish him well for the future.
Shaw lane will now look to find a replacement for Craig and this process has no time limits as it is imperative that the right person is chosen that will continue to take this club forward, in the meantime Doug O Connor along with Captain Ryan Qualter and senior player Neil Austin will take charge for tomorrows Sheffield senior cup game against Handsworth Parramore at Sheerien Park.
Updated 15:34 - 12 Nov 2017 by Jordan Roberts