Drewnicki quits over sacking of man-
CITY businessman John Drewnicki has ended a 30-year association with Stamford by standing down as chairman.
Drewnicki quit the club at the end of a turbulent week which saw manager Tommy Brookbanks sacked after just seven months at the helm.
He was quickly replaced just 24 hours later by successful former Daniels boss Graham Drury who has returned to the club following a fouryear spell at Corby Town.
But it was not a decision that went down well with Drewnicki who confirmed his exit in a strongly-worded statement.
Drewnicki said: “It is with great disappointment that I announce my resignation as chairman of Stamford AFC with immediate effect.
“Recent events – in particular those relating to the treatment of our manager, Tommy Brookbanks – have left me with no alternative.
“We made an offer to Tommy at a recent board meeting where he was given a budget for next season. He then obtained new sponsorship to enable him to operate with a higher budget than that being offered by the club.
“This was then undermined by a majority decision of the board to dismiss Tommy at a meeting on Tuesday after Graham Drury became available upon leaving Corby.
“I was not in agreement with this and leave Stamford with a heavy heart as I care about the club, but the organisation is too small to have multiple values and strategies.
“I have clearly been unable to convince key members of the board that the ones I stand for are those that should be used.”
Drewnicki spent just over a year as chairman of the club, stepping into the role following the death of Ken Joynson.
He attracted new sponsorship to the club including city company Premier Kitchens & Bedrooms after whom the Daniels’ Wothorpe Road home is now named.