Jon Gold, Chairman of Nantwich Town FC

Nantwich Town chairman Jon Gold has paid tribute to departing manager Danny Johnson.

Johnson, in charge for two seasons, left the Weaver Stadium club last night after talks with the board.

And hours later, Mr Gold told Nantwichnews said it had been a “difficult” decision.

“Obviously these things are always difficult,” he said.

“Danny is a wonderful guy, who has really engaged with Nantwich Town supporters and made a valued contribution to the club during the past two seasons.

“And it’s unfortunate that the commitment, dedication and hard work put in by Danny and his team wasn’t rewarded with more consistent and positive results that their efforts deserved.”

Danny Johnson and new assistant Wayne Goodison

It is that lack of consistency that has dogged Nantwich this season, and left languishing in 19th place in Evo-Stik Premier League, a couple of places above the relegation zone.

Seeing top scorer Aaron Burns leave last week for Conference North side Chorley was another blow.

And it seems for the board that the final straw was the 3-1 defeat away at Ashton United on Saturday, when Nantwich had led 1-0.

The club said a further statement would be issued regarding Johnson’s replacement soon.

It’s believed the club is keen to have someone in place before Nantwich’s clash with Whitby on Saturday.

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