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Time right to leave, says Reynolds after Hayle departure

By West Briton  |  Posted: July 04, 2013

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AFTER 13 years in football management, Anthony Reynolds has revealed how he is ready to take a break from the game following his shock decision to stand down as manager of Hayle.

Reynolds, who reluctantly informed the club of his decision on Saturday evening, revealed how changes in his job at Cornwall Council meant there was no guarantee he could dedicate as much time to the South West Peninsula League club.

Reynolds took over from John Dent as Hayle boss in 2010, but after finishing bottom in his first year, he has steadily improved the club's fortunes, guiding them to 13th in 2011/12 and last season they finished a respectable 10th.

Reynolds has also managed Troon and Holmans.

He said: "It was a very difficult decision to make, and one made with a heavy heart. There have been changes at work and I'm not sure how much time I would have been able to give to football. I've only had one year off in 13 years and I think this the right time."

Earlier this summer reserve team manager Steve Webber stood down.

First-team players Kevin Lawrence and Frazer Cadman are expected to sign for Helston, goalkeeper Danny Burrows has departed for Falmouth Town while defender Jamie Burr has rejoined Penzance, who have also snapped up Porthleven duo Dominic Batchelor from Porthleven and Ben Gadsdon from Mullion.

Hayle are now looking to appoint new managers for both their SWPL and JCCL teams. Anybody interested contact secretary Bella Richards on 01736 756754 or e-mail bellarichards@hotmail.co.uk

Pendeen Rovers have appointed first team striker Andrew House, 24, as interim manager while they continue their search for a replacement for former boss Andre Peters.

Club secretary Crystal Hood said: "Andrew has played for the club since he was 16 and knows he can count on the full support of backroom staff Mike Thomas and Tommy Mooney while we continue the search for a new manager."

Anyone interested in the post are welcome to contact Crystal on 01736 601089.

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