LLANDUDNO have been dealt a major blow with the news that Gary Taylor-Fletcher has withdrawn from the role of manager.

The recently relegated side confirmed the news on Thursday, May 9, just two days after the former Bangor City boss agreed to take up the post.

In a statement from Taylor-Fletcher, he claims it is down to his involvement with Creation Sports Management, where the Pioneer understands he is aiming to become a player agent in the future.

An issue over the club’s budget was also cited as a reason behind the withdrawal by a source of the paper.

Taylor-Fletcher, said: “Due to unforeseen circumstance, I have today had to withdraw my acceptance of the Llandudno manager’s role.

“I would like to go on record that this is in no way due to anything with Llandudno Football club, it is an oversight that could affect myself, Llandudno and Creation Sports Management.

“I have been working in an advisory role for CSM for a few months, but took on a full time role at the agency from the beginning of April.

“I thought that I could do this and also become manager of a part time club, with no conflict.

“Unfortunately, after speaking with lawyers and contacting the Welsh FA, we have found that there could be conflict in future and I wouldn’t want this for anyone.

“Again my sincere apologies to all at Llandudno FC, Good luck for the season."

Tudno are expected to announce a new manager later this evening (Thursday), with The Pioneer previously stating that Porthmadog Academy coach Guy Handscombe was another being strongly considered before Taylor-Fetcher’s appointment.