Ollerton Town confirm resignation of boss Dave WInter after almost ten years in charge.

Ollerton Town Football Club can announce the resignation of long-serving manager Dave Winter after almost a decade at the club.

Sunday, 9th May 2021, 3:44 pm
Dave Winter was at the club for nearly ten years. Pic by Nigel Owen.

Winter, who would have reached ten years in charge this October, has taken the decision to stand down and take time away from the game after more than 360 games in charge of Ollerton.

A club spokesman said: “We would like to place on record our enormous thanks to Dave for his years of hard-work and dedicated service to the football club.”

“Dave’s commitment and passion for Ollerton Town Football Club has been clear throughout his long tenure and he leaves the football club in a much better place than when he took over.

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“Whilst we fully respect his decision, we are sad to see him go, both as a manager and as a friend to everyone involved in the club.”

The former Kirkby Town manager arrived at The Lane back in October 2011.

Winter immediately steadied the ship after taking charge and guided Town to the Central Midlands Floodlit Cup final at the end of his first season.

The crowning glory of his time in charge came in the 2015-2016 season when Ollerton achieved promotion to the Northern Counties East League, reaching the highest level of the football pyramid that the club has ever played at.

He led the club to battle against the odds and secure its survival at step six for three consecutive seasons.

The club flew out of the blocks in its first season in the East Midlands Counties League, but any chance of promotion was denied by the curtailment of the campaign.