KENDAL Town’s Manager Warren Beattie has announced he will be stepping down from the position due to personal reasons.

Mr Beattie made the decision to leave the role for the foreseeable future due to personal reasons around his family.

The club have wished him the best and understand his decision which was brought about by difficult circumstances.

Kendal’s chairman Mike O’Neill explained that due to person reason Warren would be taking time away from the role.

He said: “We wish Warren and his family all the best. The club have sent its thoughts and prayers to him and his family.

“We have appointed David Woodruff as the interim manager for the festive period, and David Foster will be there to assist in the role.

“We will access as a club after the Combe game.

“David Foster has been around since Warren came in and we saw a spike in performance and results after they came in.

“We are very sad he had to step down but we support his decision and we have not ruled out the possibility of him returning in the future.

“As a club we’ll put our heads together and decide what to do from there.

“Warren was a very popular appointment and we wish him the best.

“We’ve also appointed Darren Nightingale as our new club Captain which we are very excited about.

“We’ve got the Workington game coming up which is a large fixture for us. As a club we have made the decision to offer online tickets sales in hopes of speeding up the entry to the grounds on the day.

“This is so that people won’t need to gather up at the turn styles, we don’t want to contribute to the situation around Covid.

“It is hoped people can book in advance but there are still cash sales in place at the turn styles.”