LLANDUDNO manager Iwan Williams has been granted compassionate leave until the end of the season.

The JD Welsh Premier League side announced the move on Tuesday, February 18, with Williams taking leave to care for his sick father at their family home.

A club statement, read: “Following a consultation with the manager over the last 48 hours, we feel as a club that the welfare of a person is greater than that of anything else, and allowing Iwan to take time away between now and the end of the season is in the best interest of all parties involved.

“We will continue to support the manager off the pitch, and we ask that his privacy is respected through this time.

“A further statement will be made in the coming days regarding the management of the team between now and the remainder of the season.”

Williams released an emotional statement on Twitter last month regarding the situation, which received an enormously positive response from the North Wales football community.

He said: “This year has been my worst, I lost my mother in February and recently took my severely ill father into my family home whilst providing 24-hour care. Still I planned sessions whilst thinking of way to overcome the predicament we are in.

“I’m not after sympathy. With the support I have received from my players and those closest to me – I’m not giving up. My mother wouldn’t let me.

“I watched my mother die and I am watching my father die in front of my eyes which is killing me inside, but letting Llandudno FC down is hurting just as much.

“Sometimes in life you have to deal with adversity and the last 12 months have been the worst. I apologise to the fans and know they deserve better.”