EX-SELBY Town boss Jimmy Reid revealed he resigned the Robins’ hot seat because the club couldn’t meet his aspirations, writes Steve Carroll.

Reid called time on his five-month stay at Flaxley Road following a meeting with Selby chiefs - leaving the Northern Counties East League division one outfit searching for their ninth manager in four years.

Club secretary Tommy Arkley said the decision to part company was a “mutual one”.

Reid, who was sacked by Pickering Town last November with the club around the top six of the NCEL premier division, had hinted earlier in the campaign he was prepared to remain at Selby but said: “I resigned last Thursday.

“I went to a meeting, I had put together plans to move things along and I understand that maybe the plans I had were a bit too much. Maybe they didn’t want to go down that road. I didn’t resign there and then.

“I drove home to think about it but I don’t want to be in football for the sake of it. What they wanted and what I wanted - we were a bit apart. I wish them all the best. They are a nice club, with good people but I can’t do it for fun or to be sociable.”

His decision could bring to an end a lifetime’s service in football, which saw him inducted into the York City Football Development Hall of Fame at a ceremony at York Racecourse. He was recognised as a ‘greatest player’ for his services to Rowntrees in the 1980s.

His management career also included two successful spells with the Pikes, the second of which saw the club win the North Riding Senior Cup for the first time in their history.

Selby chiefs hope to make an announcement on their new manager in the next month.