CORWEN FC first team manager Sion Tudor has stepped down from the role due to 'family commitments'.

The 33-year-old from Cynwyd took over the reigns at the Cymru North club last November, but struggled to help turn their fortunes around as they finished in 16th place out of 17 and face relegation as a result of the season ending early.

Speaking on his decision to leave War Memorial Park, Tudor said: "It is with regret that I have decided to step down as manager of Corwen Fc. Although a difficult one, it is the right decision for me personally as I have struggled for a long time to keep a healthy balance between managing and family commitments.

"When I took over in November, I was aware of the task ahead but I’d like to think I gave the club the commitment and hard work it truly deserves. It’s a shame we couldn’t complete the season as I felt we were improving both on and off the pitch, however, I appreciate and respect the FAW’s decision to void the season under the current circumstances.

"I’d like to thank all the players and management team for adapting to my way of managing and also for their hard work and commitment during my short spell at the club. I think I speak on behalf of them all in thanking those who have supported the club both home and away throughout the season.

"Lastly, I’d like to thank the committee. They gave me the opportunity to manage the club and they have been supportive throughout. I hope the people continuously driving the club forward behind the scenes are rewarded for all their hard work.

"I wish the club all the very best for the future."

A spokesperson for Corwen FC confirmed that Tudor's replacement will be announced 'in due course'.

He added: "Although the club is disappointed to see Sion go we would like to thank him for his hard work during his time in the role and we would like to wish him all the best in the future."

Tudor's playing career came to an abrupt end when he was forced to retire at just 25 years old, having had several knee operations.

In terms of coaching, he started off as assistant manager and later became manager of Bala Town Reserves when he was just 18 years old.

He earned his coaching badges with the club before enjoying a four year spell at Llanuwchllyn and later became assistant manager to Craig Papyrnik at Porthmadog before taking on the role of manager at Corwen last November.

Speaking to the Free Press last month, Tudor said the "main highlight" of his reign at Corwen was his first game against former club Porthmadog, where they secured all three points.