Droylsden FC waved goodbye to their long-serving match secretary after he decided to step down due to family reasons.
Alan Slater, who fulfilled the role for more than 12 years, believes he is unable to further commit to the task following the circumstances.
With the new season on the horizon, Mr Slater regretted the timing of his decision but insisted there was no choice.
Bloods’ chairman and manager Dave Pace rued the seasoned secretary’s departure, but also thanked Mr Slater for his contribution at the Butcher’s Arms.
“It is just unfortunate, but he left due to family reasons,” he said.
“It is not the best of times, especially with the new season approaching, but family comes first and you just have to get on with it.
“He will be missed, because he played a big part at the club and he will be hard to replace.”
As a result, the Evo-Stik League Premier Division club are looking for an experienced candidate to carry on from Mr Slater’s impressive work.
“It is a difficult role, but hopefully the club will have a replacement in two weeks’ time,” Pace added.
“Alan has done a tremendous job and we wish him all the best.”