SEAN Tynan has stepped down as Little Oakley manager.

The Acorns boss tweeted the news on Sunday morning.

It came the day after a 7-0 defeat at Frenford, in division one south of the Thurlow Nunn League.

Sean tweeted: "I'd like to wish the club all the best for the rest of the season.

"I had six great seasons there and made many great friends but the time is right for us to part company and for me to have a break and recharge the batteries."

Tynan played a major part in making the club what it is today - an established step six outfit.

He guided the Acorns to promotion as champions of the Essex and Suffolk Border League in 2016-2017.

It was the club's fifth premier division title and in their first season at step six level, they finished 14th.

Tynan leaves with the club sitting in 12th position.

A statement on Oakley's Facebook page said: "After six seasons at the club, first-team manager Sean Tynan has decided to step down from his role.

"On behalf of everyone at the club, we would like to thank him for all his hard work over these seasons which brought a lot of success and helped put us where we are now."