Congleton Town manager Ryan Austin steps down to be replaced by Richard Duffy


Midlands Football League new boys Congleton Town have had a change in management after Ryan Austin stepped down to be replaced by his assistant manager Richard Duffy.

Austin, who was appointed to the role of manager last year, has resigned from the position due to a change in personal circumstances.

In his time as manager of the bears, he guided them to the last 32 of the FA Vase only to lose 1-0 to Hebburn Town. They also enjoyed an FA Cup run, losing out to league rivals Skelmersdale United. The Merseyside team went onto make the 1st round proper of the competition this season.

Austin’s replacement is Richard Duffy, who has previously played under Austin at Kidsgrove and Congleton Town

The former Port Vale defender has his UEFA A licence and has ambitions of becoming a successful manager.