CURTIS QUITS TO FIND NEW KING OF THE RING
FORMER Premier League player and professional boxer Curtis Woodhouse has quit as manager of Northern Counties East Premier Division side Bridlington Town.
Woodhouse, 38, who has also managed Sheffield, Goole and Hull United, resigned from his post at the Seasiders so he could devote his time to running his new Curtis Woodhouse Elite Boxing Academy in nearby Driffield.
The former British light-welterweight champion said: “I feel the time is right for me to step down as Bridlington Town first team manager.
“It’s a role I feel privileged to have held and one I have thoroughly enjoyed but the demands on me have become too much and I’ve not been able to give the role anywhere near 100 per cent and I’ve started to feel very jaded and at times absolutely shattered.
“I wouldn’t be the man I think I am if I took money for a job I wasn’t doing to the maximum and I wouldn’t be able to look at our fantastic chairman Peter Smurthwaite in the eye knowing that I wasn’t able to give 100 per cent. Everything Peter promised to me he has delivered on and he deserves more than what I can offer at this moment in time.
“Queensgate will always hold a special place in my heart from playing there in cup finals for Bridlington Rangers when I was just ten years old to managing Bridlington Town.”
Coach Brett Agnew, 29, a former Bridlington striker, has taken over the Seasiders on a caretaker basis after putting himself forward. Fellow playercoach Anthony Bowsley will assist him.
Woodhouse played 368 games for clubs including Birmingham City and Sheffield United and also won four caps with England at U21 level.
His decision comes just weeks after Woodhouse also retired from boxing for a second time after 12 years in the ring.
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