AFC Uckfield Town joint-manager steps down

AFC Uckfield Town joint-manager Graeme Mintrim will be stepping down from his role due to other commitments.

Friday, 21st May 2021, 8:58 am
Updated Friday, 21st May 2021, 9:57 am

Mintrim was appointed at The Oaks, alongside Steve Ives, following the departure of Anthony Storey in April 2020.

The pair lead the Uckers to fifth in the Premier Division last season before the campaign was curtailed.

Uckfield then used the Supplementary Shield as an opportunity to blood the club’s young guns.

The Uckers finished bottom of Group A, behind perennial title challengers Newhaven and Eastbourne Town, as well as Little Common.

Mintrim said: “I just haven’t been able to give the project the time commitment that I wanted to or that it deserves and that’s not going to improve next season.

“The balance didn’t feel right between what Steve is giving it compared to what I am.

“Thanks for the opportunity to come and work at a great club with a lot of positive history. I look forward to catching up with you all when I can.”

AFC Uckfield Town joint-manager Graeme Mintrim will be stepping down from his role due to other commitments. Picture courtesy of AFC Uckfield Town Football Club

Ives added: “This project was the third time we’ve worked together. We’ve built a strong friendship and understanding so it’s going to be a bit strange without him to start with.

“Football is very transient at this level, people come and go so you learn to keep looking forwards.

“I’d like to put on record my thanks to Grim (Mintrim), for believing in this project and being a massive part of creating an environment that has allowed us all to thrive and grow together.

“We remain good friends and I’m sure he’ll keep in touch with the group and hopefully get down to The Oaks as a supporter.”

Posting on the club's official Twitter account, AFC Uckfield Town said: "The club would like to place on record the contribution Graeme has made to the club in what has been a challenging season.

"An absolute gentleman who is always welcome at The Oaks."