FOOTBALL: DAMIAN Cassidy has stepped down from his role as first team coach at Coventry Alvis, ending a ten-year stint with the club.
Alvis have endured a turbulent season thus far in the first division of the Midland Football League.
With results not going their way, Cassidy stepped down from his role by agreement with the club.
On the pitch, Coventry Alvis recorded only their fifth win of the season when progressing to the second round of the Birmingham County Football Association Midweek Floodlit Cup after beating Cadbury Athletic 1-0.
There was no such luck in the CET Cup though as Alvis were beaten 3-1 by Folly Lane.
Damian Cassidy told The Observer it was the right time for him and the club to go their separate ways.
He added: “Stepping up from Division Two to Division One is a big one. You need to have the tools to compete.
“I’ve enjoyed the finals we’ve played in and the leagues we have won and I’m looking forward to my next challenge.”
Chairman Don Corrigan added: “During his time as manager, Damian managed the team through its most successful period in the clubs 90-year history, and for that we will always be grateful.
“We thank Damian for his tireless work during this period and wish him well for the future.”