No life of leisure as Trevor quits club

TREVOR Wardlaw is to resign as joint manager of Debenham Leisure Centre at the weekend.And the popular former Stowmarket Town, Old Newton and East Bergholt boss will no doubt be linked with a summer move to a number of clubs.

By Elvin King

TREVOR Wardlaw is to resign as joint manager of Debenham Leisure Centre at the weekend.

And the popular former Stowmarket Town, Old Newton and East Bergholt boss will no doubt be linked with a summer move to a number of clubs.

The up-coming vacancies at Haughley United, Felixstowe United and Framlingham Town could interest Wardlaw, while he has been a friend of Ipswich Wanderers chairman Ed Nicholls since his Stowmarket days.

John Clarkson is leaving his Wanderers post after Monday's Ridgeons League Cup final against Lowestoft Town, and Wardlaw could be offered a role at Humber Doucy Lane.

He would not commit himself, but there is the possibility he may increase his role within the Metaltec SIL where he is already on the management committee.

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“I don't think my football days are over,” said Wardlaw.

He says that now is the right time to leave Debenham after linking up as joint manager with Mel Aldis last season.

“When you get older you know when to leave the party,” added Wardlaw. “It is a good move all round, and I look upon it as a job done and time to move on to a new challenge.

“I have helped Debenham settle into life in the First Division of the Ridgeons League, and hopefully by moving aside a fresh voice in the dressing room will freshen things up.”

Aldis says that he will now be looking for an assistant and that Neil Smye will remain as club coach.

He added: “Trevor and I have been talking about this for a while and it was agreed two weeks ago.

“The partnership worked well and I feel we have completed the mission with Trevor easing my work load on match days.

“You must look forward rather than back, and the next phase for Debenham Leisure Centre FC begins now.”

Wardlaw will be heavily involved when Debenham enjoy an end-of-season pub crawl around Ipswich on Saturday night - with a fleet of taxis leaving the Debenham Woolpack around 8.30pm.

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