HAMBLEDEN FC manager Paul Rodrigues has stepped down after 30 years’ service at the Wycombe and District League Club.
Rodrigues, who took charge of his side’s final match of the season last Saturday against Great Missenden, has been involved with the club as player and manager since the age of 14.
Speaking after the 4-4 draw, Rodrigues said: “I must gracefully step down after a decision that has been hard to make. It is time for a new era at the club and an opportunity for new start under a new management.
“I have loved every second of every season that I have been involved at this club. To walk across the Dene in such a delightful setting to play football on a Saturday with, always, a good bunch of lads has been a dream.
“I have had great and lasting pleasure. I was proud to be the first Hambleden manager to play in the new pavilion facilities, a building which should certainly see another generation of footballers enjoy what I have enjoyed.”