THE club chairman and manager for Kendal Town FC have stepped down from their respective positions.

Former club manager Chris Humphrey, and former chairman Jay Rossi announced they will both be vacating their roles this week.

The club has also announced that Jordan Scott will be taking over the position as interim manager, and applications are open for a new chairman.

The former Preston North End and Motherwell star has been confirmed as the new manager for Penrith AFC.

Chris said: “This has been one of the hardest things I’ve had to do tonight saying good bye to a set of lads that I have been with since the beginning when I took over and friends I have made along the way.

“Firstly, I would like to thank Jay Rossi for everything he has done for me. He has been a huge figure in my life from when I came to the club and has helped me grow as a manager with the trust and the belief he had in me.

“I went through a difficult time in my life whilst at the club and his support will never be forgotten. The job he has done at the football club has been outstanding. He’s had to fight battles that you wouldn’t imagine and he has supported the lads with everything he has. I wish him all the best and I will all ways class him as a close friend.

“Secondly I would like to thank my staff. Shaun, Lyn, and Macca have been true inspiration to what we have done at the football club and they have been by my side from the minute go.

“I would like to also say a massive thank you to John Foley as without him since I’ve been at the club we wouldn’t be where we are and have done the things, we have moving nine players on during our time at the club. He’s a fantastic coach and will have a great future in football.

“The players have been fantastic and have given me everything they have week in week out. Their attitude has been second to none and my respect for them is up there. I wish them all the best and hope that they stay together and soldier on over the coming weeks.

“I wish the club all the very best for the future.

"I am very happy that Jordan has been chosen to take the club forward as he's a very experience guy and he knows what he is doing.

"He's a great choice for the club."

The role of interim manager has now been passed to Kendal Town ace Jordan Scott.

Jordan said: "I’ve been at Kendal for almost a year now and I’ve got a lot of experience in the game.

“We aim to focus on each game as they come and I still aspire to play myself.

“I know the lads and I believe it is the best choice for now as it would be a smoother transition than bringing someone new in for the time being.

“I’m not sure how long I will be in the position but I aim to do my best as long as I’m here.

“I’ve played with Chris before when we were both at Preston and got to know him really well over the last year.

“He’s left the club with a good structure and it will be tough to step into his shoes. He’s done so much both on and off the field.

“I’m close with Jay Rossi and he’s also done some great things for the club. A lot of it goes unseen but he has always been there.

"Chris will echo the same.

"We’re preparing for our upcoming game against Leek Town so we’ve got a job to do and we aim to play some football and do our best.”

The role of chairman was offered to former Mayor Alvin Finch but due to prior commitments he was unable to take on the position.

The community will meet next week to discuss the future of the club.