CAERNARFON Town first team manager Allan Bickerstaff has stepped down from the role with immediate effect.

The former Rhyl and Connah’s Quay Nomads boss announced the decision prior to the Canaries’ Nathaniel MG Cup second round win over Corwen, with Sean Eardley stepping in to take over the role he vacated to make way for Bickerstaff’s arrival.

This initial move was made to ensure the Cofis’ obtained their UEFA Licence, but Bickerstaff has now decided that due to work commitments he is unable to commit fully to the job after being appointed in May.

He said: “After a short but thoroughly enjoyable time at Caernarfon Town FC , due to personal and professional demands on my time, I am not in a position to fulfil my initial plans, which was to enable this fantastic club to take the next step forward to again becoming a major force in Welsh football.

“Everybody at the club have made me extremely welcome and have been thoroughly supportive in all aspects.

“Thanks especially to Sean, Richard, Rhys, Darren and Marc, they will I’m sure move the club to the next level, the club is in great hands.

“Not forgetting the passionate and highly vocal supporters, who were on a different level to anything I’ve seen in many years.”

Richard Davies will move back into the role of assistant which he occupied prior to Bickerstaff’s arrival.

A club statement, read: “We want to thank Allan for all his efforts and hard work during his time at the club and wish him the very best of luck for the future.”