LLANDUDNO manager Iwan Williams has been speaking after the club confirmed he would not be returning following a period of compassionate leave.

The former Caernarfon Town manager took over from Alan Morgan during the middle of the 2017/18 campaign but took a leave of absence earlier this season to take care of his sick father at their family home.

Tudno were relegated to the second tier after a memorable four-year stay in the JD Welsh Premier League after they were beaten at Carmarthen Town, and Williams is backing them to bounce back and reach the top of the Welsh football pyramid once again.

He said: “It’s been a turbulent 18 months personally and it’s had a massive effect on my work ethic, but I can honestly say I did everything.

“Thanks to everyone for the support. It hasn’t worked out the way we wanted and that’s my fault, but the club is too big to suffer for too long.

“Sometimes you have to drop off to come back better and that’s what Llandudno will do.”

Tudno are now accepting applications for the first team manager position, with prospective candidates expected to have a minimum of an UEFA A Licence.

Experience of the Welsh Football setup, good motivational and man management skills, and contacts within the game to attract a competitive side are also highly desirable.

This is not considered a full time, employed position and remuneration will be by negotiation during the interview process.

Anyone wishing to apply for the post should email their footballing CV to vacancies@llandudnofc.co.uk, and all applications will be kept strictly confidential.