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FORMER Oswestry Town boss Dave Norman has bid a fond farewell to the clubs supporters as the merged clubs prepare for life in the TNS stable.
His abrupt departure from the Town scene he says is just the way football operates and he denies he is angry or bitter about the situation.
It came as a bit of a shock to everyone. It was not something that we anticipated. We were looking forward to Oswestry having a good season, he said.
But things happen in football and when they do they happen very quickly, he added.
I am disappointed for all the players who have worked very hard in the last few years to keep the club in the League of Wales, he said.
But I would like thank all the supporters who have backed myself and the team and wish them well in their new venture. Players and managers come and go but it is the supporters who are there week in, week out, he said.
After turning down a coaching position with the Reserve and Academy sides Norman is considering a range of options but has no regrets about joining Oswestry which he says has given him priceless experience.
I have learned a lot. I dont think that many managers will go through it. From my point of view it has been very valuable, getting the players and dealing with the budget, he said.
I am 29 and Ive still got quite a few years left in me as a player and I am looking forward to it. The management side is something I want to step into, but I am keeping my options open, he said.
25 June 2021