Patmore quits as Kirton boss
WARREN Patmore has resigned as Crediton United manager after failing to agree how best to take the club forward with the Lord's Meadow committee.
The former Yeovil Town striker – who guided Kirton to an impressive fourth-placed finish in the Peninsula League Division One East last season – announced his decision to leave the Mid Devon outfit last week after 18 months in charge.
"I think the club and myself were on different roads in terms of where we wanted to go," he said.
"They wanted to go one way and I wanted to go the other. That is the nuts and bolts of it really.
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"The players were 100 per cent behind me, we were just not going in the same direction behind the scenes.
"That is not being disrespectful to the club. We had some great times and last year we had the most successful season in 21 years.
"It is a lovely club with lovely people and from my personal point of view I had a great 18 months or so there."
Goalkeeper Fred Tonkin took charge of the team at the weekend in the 3-1 win at Teignmouth, with the club scheduled to hold a meeting this week to discuss Patmore's successor, having already received interest from at least two parties.
Crediton have endured a frustrating start to the current campaign, with an awkward fixture schedule and player unavailability meaning they have already played up to five games fewer than some of the teams above them.
Patmore departed the club with United sitting a lowly 12th in the league, having crashed out of the Throgmorton Cup last week in a 4-0 defeat to Ivybridge Town.
The London-born 41-year-old says he will take a short break from management, but he is keen to take over another team in the near future.
Patmore said: "I do not have any other plans. I will step away for a bit and have a look at things.
"I would definitely like to get back into management at some point though, although I will probably pick my next club more carefully."
Anyone interested in applying to become Crediton's new manager can call chairman Graham Avery on 07783 368890 or secretary Mary Avery on 07845 494441 or 01363 773912.