Bedford FC manager quits following controversial Bitcoin takeover

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Bedford FC manager, Jason Goldman and his assistant, Martin Wells have both left Bedford FC following the takeover of the club from Bitcoin businessman, Peter McCormack.

The double resignation was announced yesterday evening, with Goldman and Wells leaving the club sitting 7th in South Midlands League Division One.

The club will now be on the lookout for a new manager and assistant manager to work with the new ownership.

“Our positions have been made untenable”

In a statement released on Twitter, Goldman announced his resignation with immediate effect, stating their positions have been made untenable by the new ownership.

“Both ‘Wellsy’ and I are very proud of the work we have done this season. We have worked without a budget and have managed to attract a lot of players from leagues above.”

“We strongly believe we would have continued to mount a challenge for a play-off spot come the end of the season.”

“Despite the exciting plans ahead for the club, my coaching team and I feel that our positions have been made untenable by those now running the football club.”

Goldman’s tweet finishes by saying he is “pretty disappointed” at how his time with the club is ending.

Read: Bitcoin businessman Peter McCormack sets sights on Premier League after Bedford FC purchase

Peter McCormack took over tenth tier Bedford FC last week with ambitious plans to take the club to the Premier League, with backing from the Bitcoin community.

However, the move has been met with mixed reaction from the local community, with comments ranging from “an excellent vision” all the way through to labeling the move an “absolute disaster”.

The club has more immediate issues on the horizon before dreaming of a Premier League debut however, as the search for a new management team begins in earnest.