Morgan leaves Aberystwyth

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Thursday, 9 May 2013, 21:53

Tomi Morgan has resigned as Aberystwyth Town manager for personal reasons.

“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,” Morgan told the club’s official website.

“I wish the club every success for the future and thank all those who have supported me during my time as Manager.”

Club Chairman Tony Bates said: “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.

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“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,” added Mr Bates.

“I hope to have further news on that very shortly.”

The Seagulls finished just one point and one place above the relegation places in the Welsh Premier League despite Morgan bringing in several experienced players.

Stuart Jones joined from Llanelli to partner former Reds captain, Wyn Thomas, in defence whilst Jordan Follows, Antonio Corbisiero and Chris Venables also moved to Park Avenue from Stebonheath.

Morgan also swooped for Afan Lido striker, Mark Jones, to strengthen his squad’s European play off hopes in January.

But Aber’s challenge faltered securing just two wins following the mid season split.

Morgan took over at Park Avenue in February 2012 following the departure of previous manager, Alan Morgan, returning to a post he had previously held for five seasons in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

As well as a spell as a player with Llansantffraid, Morgan, who has a Uefa Pro Licence, has also managed Carmarthen Town, Rhayader Town, Welshpool Town and Porthmadog before returning to Carmarthen in June 2010.