It has been announced that Sutton United manager Paul Doswell is to take a temporary break from his role until July for personal reasons.
The news was revealed at a Q&A session on Monday evening, with Doswell saying he needs to put his family first and take a break from the game for a few months.
Ian Baird, the assistant, is to take over for the remainder of the current National League season as they look to win promotion into the English Football League with the side currently four points off the playoffs.
Paul said: “Ian and I have been together here for five years and he has been a huge part of the success we’ve had, so I’m sure he, along with Micky Stephens, Matt Gray, Seb Brown and the rest of the team will do a great job. I’ve been putting everything in to the job here for eleven years, and for personal and family reasons I do need to take a break now , but I’m looking forward to being back in early July refreshed and looking forward to the new season.”
Club chairman Bruce Elliott said: “It is absolutely the right thing for Dos to do, and he is leaving the management of the team in extremely capable hands while he is away. He and his family have the good wishes of everyone at the club.”
Watch when the announcement was made in the video below…
Fans have since taken to social media to give their reaction to the news with many wishing good luck and that he deserved a break – check out those comments on the next page.