Greenways boss steps down – then steps up


Rob Jeffrey has decided to step down from his role as First Team Manager of Greenways.

Greenways finished their campaign with an 8-3 away defeat to league champions AFC Whyteleafe and are liable to relegation from the First Division after finishing bottom.

“After 14 years at Greenways, the time has come for me to hand over the baton and step down as manager of this great club,” said Jeffery in a statement.

“It has, of course, been a disappointing season on the pitch and my bruised ego has toyed with giving one more year to leave on a high.

“The reality is that wouldn’t be right for me or the club. My wife, young family and career are my priority and I can no longer give Greenways the time, commitment and energy it deserves.

“I’m immensely proud of what we have achieved together and truly honoured to have managed this great club.

“Whilst I will be moving away from management, I am pleased to announce that I will be staying at the club and will be taking on a new role as co-chairman alongside Les Harpley.

“There is, of course, far too many people to thank individually. To past and present Greenways players, backroom staff, my long-suffering wife, family and everyone else I’ve encountered along the way, thank you being a part of the journey.

“I’ve created lifelong friendships and bonds that extend way beyond a changing room and for that I’m externally grateful.

“This great club celebrates its 60th birthday next year and my job now is to put the foundations in place to make sure we’re around for another sixty.”

Greenways await an FA decision in Mid-May as to whether they will remain a SCEFL side.