This is how Keith Briggs described his decision to quit New Mills after less than a month as manager. The chance of a coaching job with a league one side proved too tempting.
However, the former Stalybridge Celtic boss has not given up on a career in management.
“It was a very tough decision to leave New Mills because I do want to be a successful manager,” he explained. “But I’m only 33 so I’ve got plenty of time.”
“I wish New Mills well. It was a shame for them and they were a bit upset – after all I was only there a couple of weeks – but they completely understood that I couldn’t turn down a massive club like Sheffield United.”
Briggs’s replacement as New Mills boss is his former coach Andy Fearn. Mark Atkins, his assistant, has quit Church Lane. Briggs said: “Mark only went to New Mills to help me out. He lives in Doncaster so it was a long journey, and now I’ve stood down so has he.”