Cwmbran Celtic have accepted the resignation of Dean Morris as first team manager this weekend after temporarily stepping down.
Morris took over as manager in February of last year, taking his side to the Welsh League Division One in second place, furthering on from that Cwmbran Celtic currently sit in the top five of Division One. He has won the Manager of the Month award twice during his time as manager of Cwmbran Celtic.
The reasons of his resignation are due to personal reasons, meaning that he is unable to commit enough time to managing the first team. The club have wished him and his family their best wishes in this moment in time.
Cwmbran posted on their official website, the acceptance of Morris’ resignation letter with a statement.
“It is with regret that Cwmbran Celtic have accepted the resignation of Dean Morris as team manager. A few weeks back Dean temporarily stood down because of a serious illness in his family. However it has since become apparent that he is not going to be able to devote sufficient time to running the 1stteam. The club fully understands that family comes first and we extend our very best wishes to Dean and his family at this difficult time.
Dean was with the club for a little over a year in which he steered the club to promotion back to the Welsh League 1st Division. He quickly put his own stamp on the style of football the team played, winning their last 10 games of 2015/16 with Dean twice winning Welsh League manager of the month. He leaves the team in 5th place in the current 1st Division table.”
Celtic have already found Morris’ replacement for the time being as they appoint Lee Challenger who has been at the club for over a decade. He has been the manager for the last two weeks due to Morris’ absence which will mean business as usual.
Rakesh Patel remains part of the coaching staff as player-coach, as well as Rhys Williams joining the coaching staff as assistant manager as he recovers from injury. James Kinsella is the final player to join as goalkeeping coach as well as first aider.
Challenger’s first game in charge of Cwmbran Celtic as permanent first team manager is away at Caldicot Town on Saturday.