Steve Cunningham Leaves Post as Manager of Colne Football Club
After playing for the club under Nigel Coates and being the clubs manager for the past six seasons, Steve Cunningham has resigned from his post as manager of the club to take a break from football and spend more time with his young family. Having led the club during its most successful period winning promotion as Champions from the North-West Counties Football League, followed by two Northern Premier League play off appearance’s against Farsley Celtic and Leek Town respectively.
Speaking about the managers decision to resign Colne Chairman Ryan Haigh said, “Steve was not just my manager, he is also my friend. He leaves with the best wishes of everyone connected with the club. The work rate and time he committed to the club will be hard to replace. He was probably one of the longest serving managers across this level of football and his family were big part of the Football Club. Their personalities and enthusiasm for the club has always remained un-wavered and hopefully it won’t be long before we see each other again.
I would like to place on record my sincere gratitude to Steve for all of his hard work, commitment, determination and inarguable success as manager of this great football club and I wish him well in the future. During his time in charge we have achieved so much and so many of his greatest moments as manager will live long in the memory of all Colne fans fortunate to have seen and enjoyed them. Steve’s achievements ensure that he is forever embedded in the history of Colne Football Club.”