Llanrwst United’s Barry Owen stands down as First Team Manager

Welsh Alliance League club Llanrwst United are in search of a new manager, after the resignation of Barry Owen.

Owen has left the club, citing personal reasons for why he has departed from Gwydir Park. Rhodri Davies and Leighton Griffiths have been named in interim charge, where they will be assisted by Iestyn Williams as coach.

He was named manager of the Month back in August after the sides good start to the season, which they have been able to keep up as they sit third in the table.

Owenreleased a statement on his personal Twitter page, stating the reasons why he departed the club and has gone on to thank those who have worked with him, in his six years at the club.

“I regretfully inform you all, that the Football Club has accepted my resignation with immediate effect tonight due to personal reasons.

Everyone that’s close to me knows how passionate I am about the club and I truly believe that I’m leaving the club in a strong position, not only in the league but also in the Cup.

I wish to thank all the players that have played under me during the last six years, especially the last three years as first team manager.

Lastly, I’d like to place on record how thankful I am to the committee, especially Chairman Chris Williams and Secretary David Jones for not only giving me the opportunity to manage my hometown club but for being so supportive to me during my tenure.”

Llanrwst are one of the clubs who have not applied for promotion to the Cymru Alliance despite their current top three standing.

They have taken 32 points out of a possible 48 points on offer this season under Owens this season. Owen’s side exited the Cookson Cup in the Round Two stage but still remain in the Mawddach Challenge Cup, with Greenfield up next in the second round. They travel to St Asaph City in their next game.

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