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Paul Reid quits as Afan Lido manager

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: January 25, 2013

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PAUL Reid has quit as manager of Welsh Premier League strugglers Afan Lido.

The former Swansea City midfielder took over at the Marston's Stadium following the departure of Andrew Dyer last summer.

He leaves the club rooted at the bottom of the table, 12 points adrift of Aberystwyth above them, with only Airbus left to play before the Play-Off Conference begins.

"Paul Reid has decided to resign as manager of Afan Lido Football Club due to personal reasons with immediate effect," read an Afan Lido statement.

"Afan Lido Football Club would like to thank Paul for all his hard work and effort during his time in charge.

"Paul has, however, decided to remain as academy director, continuing the excellent work he has progressed with the youngsters at the club.

"Afan Lido Football Club will be making a further announcement during the next week regarding Paul's replacement."

Reid was a vastly experienced player who made a total of 543 appearances and scored 58 goals in the Football League.

He played for Bradford City, Leicester, Huddersfield, Oldham, Bury and Swansea.

Reid then signed for Carmarthen Town at the end of the 2002/2003 season before moving to Lido.

His first coaching appointment was Port Talbot Town, but he was released from the GenQuip Stadium a couple of weeks before being named as Dyer's successor.

Lido have won just four from 21 league games so far this season and look odds on to tumble back down to McWhirter Welsh League division one.

They recently signed former Swansea defender Kyle Graves from Carmarthen.

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