SEAN Eardley has spoken on an “emotional couple of days” after the Caernarfon Town coach departed the club.

The respected figure decided to end his time at The Oval in favour of become the new first team boss at Llandudno in a bombshell move that sent shockwaves through the North Wales football community.

In a statement on the Caernarfon website, Eardley said he would be “forever indebted” to the club for giving him his first managerial opportunity, something he grasped with both hands to transform the set-up from a second-tier outfit to a top-six JD Cymru North side.

Eardley, said: “It comes with great sadness that I’m stepping away from my role at Caernarfon Town.

“It has been a stressful and emotional couple of days, I have spoken to lots of people to try and aid me with a decision but realised ultimately it would come down to me and doing what’s right for me and my family at this time.

“An opportunity has arisen to manage my hometown club Llandudno and I feel the day to day stresses of top flight Welsh domestic football would again eventually become a little too much.

“Some may argue that the stresses may continue, but I’ve considered my own personal life when reaching a decision and concentrated a little less on the football aspect.

“Caernarfon Town, none more so than the board, gave me my first opportunity in management and for that I will be forever indebted.”

Eardley also paid tribute to everyone associated with the Cofis’ ahead of the move to Maesdu Park, which is set to be confirmed later on today.

“The players have been nothing short of tremendous for me and there were some tough phone calls to make yesterday evening, but I hope they enjoyed playing for me with a sense of pride pulling on the yellow and green,” he added.

“My management have been like family, they have been a pleasure to work alongside and I wish them all the best in the near future.

“Lastly, to the best supporters around, my decision may be met with confusion and dismay from some, but believe me when I say it was a pleasure and privilege leading your team out week after week and I believe from when I took over to this present day, the team is in a better position now.

“A lot of you have become friends and I hope that remains, along with the upmost respect and dignity I have toward you all.”