‘Business as usual’ for AFC Mansfield after Steve Hymas resigns as chairman

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AFC Mansfield director Andy Saunders says it will be ‘business as usual’ for the NCEL club following the shock resignation of chairman Steve Hymas.

Hymas has quit his role at the NCEL Division One side in order to join the board at Mansfield Town Football Club, where he will oversee youth team affairs.

‘It will be business as usual for AFC Mansfield. No one person is bigger than a football club.’

Andy Saunders

“Steve has a lot on his plate at the moment and has stepped down for personal reasons,” said Mr Saunders.

“It will be business as usual for AFC Mansfield. No one person is bigger than a football club.

“We plan how to progress season by season and we will plan for this.”

Steve Hymas ready to join Mansfield Town board

An AFC Mansfield club statement thanked Hymas for his committment to the club.

“The board of directors of AFC Mansfield would like to thank Steve Hymas for his commitment, hard work and support that has helped the club to grow and prosper over the last three years,” the statement said.

“Together with Steve we have seen the club gain promotion to NCEL Division One, win four Trophies and reach the final 16 in the FA Vase.

“In this time the club has also grown within the community to now encompass our U21s and our childrens teams.

“We would like to wish Steve the best of luck for the future with his family at this difficult time and his continued interest in football continuing in Mansfield.”

AFC Mansfield, who are currently eighth in NCEL Division One, expect to unveil a new chairman tonight (Thursday) following a board meeting.