PRESTATYN Town manager Neil Gibson has resigned from his role at the club.

The JD Cymru North champions confirmed the news in a short statement on Friday evening, with Gibson ending his second reign at the Motion Finance Stadium after the club failed to secure a Tier 1 Domestic Licence despite finishing 16 points ahead of Flint Town United, who took their place in the top flight.

Gibson initially stepped down from the role in favour of a move to Connah’s Quay Nomads, where he was part of Andy Morrison’s coaching staff.

He returned to the Seasiders’ after Neal Colakoglu took over as chairman in October 2018, which resulted in a host of familiar faces returning to the fold to steer them away from danger.

This was followed by a memorable campaign last time out that ended with a title and a semi-final spot in the JD Welsh Cup, but the takeover of Jamie Welsh has resulted in a large number of personnel behind the scenes deciding to step away from the club, and now Gibson has done the same.

A Prestatyn Town FC statement, read: “It is with regret that today the club accepted the resignation of first-team manager Neil Gibson.

“Chairman Jamie Welsh would like to go on record and thank Gibbo for all his work with the first team and the academy and wish him all the best for the future.

“It is unclear to when we can return to playing competitive football. It must be a frustrating time for managers, players and supporters at all clubs just not ours.

“There will be no further comment from the club.”

Welsh moved to reassure the club’s beleaguered fanbase that the search for a new manager has already begun and that he is keen to appoint the right individual to take them forward.