Bulldogs News

DEAN MORRIS RESIGNS AS BULLDOGS MANAGER

"It is with much sadness that I have decided to resign from my position as Manager of Ton Pentre Football Club."

Dean Morris - far right - looks on from the bench.

It is with regret that Ton Pentre AFC announces the resignation of Manager Dean Morris with immediate effect.

Morris informed Club officials of his decision on Monday, 17 November with the 3-1 League Cup win at Caldicot Town on Saturday being his last in charge.

Morris has enjoyed some 16 years of association with the Bulldogs as both a player and manager.

He joined Ton Pentre as a player in the 1994/95 season when the Bulldogs were in the League of Wales and was appointed manager at Ynys Park in the summer of 2010.

His first job as manager was to return the Bulldogs to Welsh League Division One following the Clubs demotion to Division Two at the end of the 2009/10 season.

Not only did Morris and Ton Pentre achieve this, they did it by going undefeated all season.

The Bulldogs celebrate being crowned undefeated Division Two champions.

The Bulldogs celebrate being crowned undefeated Division Two champions.

Morris then stabilised the Bulldogs Division One status.

Speaking of his decision, Morris said: “It is with much sadness that I have decided to resign from my position as Manager of Ton Pentre Football Club.

“It is a fantastic Club and they will hopefully continue to grow under new leadership.

“I have enjoyed my association with the Bulldogs over the past 16 years and was honoured to have managed them.

“I would like to put on record my gratitude to the playing and management staff who I have worked with over the past few years and to the supporters and committee of this great club.

“I wish Ton Pentre every success in the future.”

A spokesperson for the Bulldogs said: “This is a sad moment for the Bulldogs as we have enjoyed many good memories under Dean’s leadership, however, we must accept his decision to resign and we thank him for his service to the Club.

“Everyone at Ynys Park wishes Dean success for the future.”

Assistant Manager Andrew Hughes, will be in charge of first team matters for Friday’s (21 November) visit to Taffs Well in Welsh League Division One.

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