Jun 13 2012 By Matt Lewis
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DANNY Vincent admits it was a wrench to leave AFC Hayes after handing in his resignation as manager this week.
Vincent has had several spells with the Evo-Stik Division One Central outfit and his son Danny Vincent Jr was on the club's books last term.
Having rejoined the club at the start of the 2010/11 campaign as Dale Welch’s assistant, Vincent took the hotseat in Christmas 2010 and guided the team to safety.
Last season, along with the help of coach Colin Murphy, the duo led Hayes into the play-off places before a mid-season blip saw them slip to a creditable 10th place finish.
Vincent is currently on holiday in Portugal while he considers his next move but was keen to pay thanks to his former employers for their support during his time at the club.
“I’m going to miss it terribly,” said Vincent. “AFC Hayes were very good to me and I’ve got nothing but good things to say about the club. Barry Crump and the Chairman, Barry Stone, have been excellent to work with.
“We felt we let ourselves down in February with the suspensions and then we had the injuries too. We believed we should have remained in the play-off places because it’s a good young side and it’s a shame to see it disintegrate really. There was great camaraderie.”