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Last Updated: Monday, 20 February 2006, 18:22 GMT
Webb steps down from Yeovil role
Dave Webb
Webb returned to Yeovil as chief executive in December
Former manager David Webb has decided to step down as Yeovil's chief executive, and will not be joining the board of directors.

Webb, who managed the Glovers between March and September 2000, returned to Huish Park in December after buying Jon Goddard-Watts' majority shareholding.

"It is with a heavy heart I take this decision," he said in a statement.

"But the decision has emanated not just from recent criticism, but the personal abuse and innuendos attached to it."

Harsh decisions have to be made for the long-term future survival of any club
David Webb
Webb continued: "There seems to have been, maybe only from a minority of people, a consensus that I was only intent on taking the club backwards, and not forward and upwards.

"There are many difficult decisions to be made by all football clubs in these troubled financial times, and Yeovil Town is no exception.

"Harsh decisions have to be made for the long-term future survival of any club.

"Even a club as well run as Yeovil will have to be more reliant upon other income streams in the future if it wants to compete on the bigger stage.

"A sensible flow of talent through the club will help it, along with the redevelopment of Huish Park, to encourage more income and not be solely reliant upon football income.

"I came to this club with a clear vision of what needs to be done and supported that vision with my own money, whilst not taking any payments for my endeavours.

"Following my last period at Huish Park, I have always felt a particular warmth and respect from this club and its supporters, and I do not wish to ruin that feeling in any way.

"I truly believe Yeovil Town has greater ambitions to achieve.

"I will of course give (chairman) John Fry and his board my support in their efforts to attain these, for the benefit of those with the well-being of the club at heart."



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