Manager Michael Herbert has left Sandhurst Town to join Hellenic League club Penn & Tylers Green.

He announced on Monday: “Today I have resigned as manager of Sandhurst Town. What a top club and loved my time there.”

“Big thanks to chairman Tony Dean, the players, the coaching staff and all the volunteers who work so hard behind the scenes.

“With all the changes happening at the club, it felt the right time to step down. No doubt the club will be massively successful in the coming years.”

Sandhurst then said that they had accepted his resignation, adding: “We would like to thank Michael and his coaching team for great efforts and contribution over last two seasons and wish them all the best in their future endeavours.”

Herbert, who has taken assistant manager Darryl Jelly with him, was appointed manager in May 2018, having previously enjoyed success with Woodley United.

The Fizzers have just finished seventh in the Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League placings, although they may have moved higher if the season had not been cut short because of the coronavirus as they had played fewer matches than all the sides above them.

They also reached the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy final, where they were due to have played Wantage Town Reserves, who had defeated Penn & Tylers in the semi-finals.

Penn & Tylers play in Division 1 East of the Hellenic League, having finished a disappointing 11th this season.

Tony Hurst, chairman of the Chilterns-based club, commented: “We are delighted to have secured the services of a highly qualified and experienced manager in Michael.

“We have tracked his progress over the last few years after crossing swords during his time as Woodley manager and we are delighted to have secured the services of a young, ambitious, qualified, experienced winning manager.

“The process has been long and thorough, and we interviewed many candidates for the position.”

“We believe that with the completion of our pitch, new floodlights and the infrastructure we already have in place, we are set up to give Michael the best opportunity to bring success on the pitch to Penn."

Herbert, a UEFA B qualified coach, said he is looking forward to a new chapter in his career and is 'buzzing to get started.'