WINDSOR Football Club has accepted the resignation from Mick Woodham as manager with immediate effect today (Tuesday).


has explained his decision to the board having been unable to take the first team for their opening two matches in the season.

He feels the decision to step down has not come lightly but that it was the right time.

Woodham wants to recharge his batteries and focus on life away from football to maintain a better balance in life.

He wishes to thank all involved at the club for their support during his time, and wishes Windsor well for the season ahead.

Dan Birchmore is Club Secretary at Windsor and said: "The pressures involved are relentless and Mick felt he was unable to offer the role the level of commitment it deserved.

"He is a big character, loved by all at the football club and will be sorely missed.

"I'm grateful of the time he has given the club. He has been a joy to work alongside. His contribution and commitment has been tremendous of the years.

"Everyone connected to Windsor knows how much this place means to Mick and we know his decision will not have been an easy one to make.

"We wish him all the best and look forward to him visiting in the future - a place where he will be forever welcome."

Birchmore added: "We recognise that a significant change such as this is unsettling.

"We are delighted and extremely grateful that former club captain,

Luke Brooks-Smith

, has agreed to step in as interim manager. He will be ably assisted by the Under 18s management team, Adam Sams and Ben Warren.

"Mick's are big boots to fill and this will provide the club with some much-needed space to consider its next appointment."