WINDSOR Football Club is pleased to confirm that Mick Woodham has returned as first team manager at Stag Meadow.

Following Woodham's surprise resignation just over two weeks ago, the club has announced that the new manager will in fact be the old manager.

Windsor Founding Director and Chairman Kevin Stott said: "I received a message from Mick while on holiday offering his sincere apologies for comments made in the local press and the way he handled his resignation.

"On reflection, Mick felt that he had made a big mistake in resigning and wanted to meet to discuss whether it would be possible to find a way for him to be reinstated.

"We met on July 17 and, following a two-hour conversation and subsequent discussion with interim manager Ashley Smith, we agreed that it would be in the best interests of the club for Mick to be reinstated with Ashley continuing in his role as first team coach."

Woodham said: "In truth I'm more than delighted with this outcome.

"I've always had a good working relationship with Kevin and it's fair to say that we've achieved a lot together over the last six years.

"I went on holiday after a very successful but equally exhausting season and managed to get myself into a bit of a two-and-eight over a number of small things that normally would not have bothered me.

"When you're manager of a club like Windsor there are times when the phone calls and texts never stop. It's easy to lose your sense of perspective when all you really want is a break from it all with your family.

"I'm pleased that we can now put all of this behind us and I can't wait to get stuck into the new season, plus build on the success from last season."

Windsor suffered a second defeat in pre-season when losing 5-1 away at Bedfont Sports on Saturday.

A goal from Matty Woods gave Windsor the lead in the first half at the Bedfont Recreation Ground, but the visitors conceded five in the second 45 minutes.

Windsor make the short trip to Bracknell Town this Tuesday (7.45pm), before returning to Stag Meadow for the visit of Chalfont St Peter on Saturday (3pm).

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