Date: Thu 09 May 2013

Tomi Resigns as Aber Manager

Aberystwyth Town Football Club has confirmed that Manager Tomi Morgan has resigned as First Team Manager with immediate effect.

Tomi said: "Due to continuing and increasing work pressures I can foresee not being in a position to continue to give 100 per cent to the role of Manager. It is therefore with regret that I tender my resignation. I wish the club every success for the future and thank all those who have supported me during my time as Manager."

After returning to Park Avenue in February 2012, Tomi made a major contribution to Aberystwyth Town Football Club last season by leading the Black and Greens to Welsh Premier League safety and a Europa League Semi Final Play Off place, and he kept Aber up again in 2012/3.

Club Chairman Tony Bates said: “It was no surprise to me that Tomi was inducted last year into the Welsh Premier League Hall of Fame, and in my view it is a big blow to the Club that we will be losing the services of a man whose experience in all aspects of semi professional Welsh football is second to none. It is certainly my hope that, perhaps after finishing certain ventures I know he is keen to pursue, Tomi will return in some capacity to Aberystwyth Town Football Club.

Although Tomi’s decision to resign is for personal reasons I suspect that he is keen to see the management of the Club going in the direction of younger and, as far as possible, local coaches: after all, Tomi started his managerial career with Aberystwyth at the age of 29, and I am extremely hopeful that Ian Hughes, who is himself 29, will remain as part of the management team for next season and beyond. Tomi has also been in discussions with me about one or two suitably qualified local individuals who might be prepared to step up to Welsh Premier League management and I hope to have further news on that very shortly.

Thankfully, for the first time in many years we have, thanks mainly to Tomi, a largely settled squad of players ready for next season, with Stuart Jones, Antonio Corbisiero, Chris Venables and Declan Carroll contracted to the Club, and a number of other players keen to sign.
On behalf of the Board I wish Tomi every success in the future and I am confident that the relationship I have forged with him particularly over the last 18 months, can only be for the future benefit of the Club.”

Tomi leaves the club with thanks from everyone at Park Avenue, and we wish him every success for the future

Yn hwyr nos Iau daeth cadarnhad bod Tomi Morgan wedi ymddiswyddo fel Rheolwr Aberystwyth. Bydd yn ildio'r awennau ar unwaith o ganlyniad i resymau personol. Dywedodd Tomi: 'O ganlyniad i bwysau cynyddol yn fy ngwaith bob dydd - 'doeddwn i ddim yn credu mod i'n gallu ymroi'n llwyr i'r gwaith o fod yn Reolwr ar y clwb.Hoffwn ddymuno pob lwc i Aberystwyth yn y dyfodol a hoffwn ddiolch i bawb o'r clwb oedd yn gefnogol i mi.

Dywedodd Cadeirydd y Clwb Tony Bates bod ymddiswyddiad Morgan yn 'ergyd i'r clwb' a'i fod yn 'obeithiol y bydd gan Tomi gysylltiad ymarferol gyda'r clwb yn y dyfodol'. Ychwanegodd hefyd ei fod yn obeithiol y bydd Ian Hughes - is reolwr presennol y clwb - yn parhau i fod yn rhan allweddol o dim rheoli Coedlan y Parc ar gyfer y tymor nesaf ac wedi hynny hefyd.

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