ANGELO Harrop has stepped down from his position as Director of Football at Stanway Rovers.

The former Colchester United youngster, who has been in the role since late 2018, says the 'financial effect' of the coronavirus pandemic has led to him making the decision in 'the best interests of the club'.

Harrop, who also represented Stanway as a player and a manager, says he hopes he leaves the Hawthorns club in a stronger position then when he first arrived.

Stanway were third in the Thurlow Nunn League premier division table when the season was ended in March, due to Covid-19.

In a message on social media, Harrop said: "I regret to inform you that in light of the recent Covid-19 spread around the UK, I have decided to step down as Director of football at Stanway Rovers FC.

"With the financial effect of this virus I feel as though as a paid member of staff it is in the best interests of the club for me to resign my position.

"I would like to think that the club is in a better position now than when I first arrived and I wish the club all the success in the future and hope that they can get this promotion the club so deservedly need next season and continue as a great part of our local community."