Departing Lakenheath manager Kevin Sobiechowski has described his decision to step down from the role as ‘heartbreaking.’
Sobiechowski’s three-year spell in charge of the Kershaw Premier outfit was brought to an end this week, as the club announced he had ‘stepped down with immediate effect due to work commitments.’
The 35-year-old guided Lakenheath to their first-ever Suffolk Senior Cup title as well as finishing runners-up in the Kershaw Premier last season.
“I’m really disappointed to leave now, after three years of hard work to get the club where it is,” he said. “We went from having no reserve team and only six players turning up for our first pre-season training session to winning the Suffolk Senior Cup 7-0.
“To walk away is heartbreaking but there is nothing I can do about it.”
The former Mildenhall Town and Newmarket Town winger returned from holiday to find his work hours had been changed, resulting in his availability on Saturday afternoons being severely reduced.
“It was a bit of shock when I got back from holiday,” he said.
“I love my football and the club tried everything they could, offering me to stay on in a general manager capacity.
“But I’m all or nothing. I can’t commit to something which I can’t give 100 per cent to.
“It’s an excellent club. The people there work really hard and I wish them the best of luck.”