Billingham Synthonia confirm Dave Dickson has stepped down
Billingham Synthonia have confirmed that manager Dave Dickson has stepped down from his position at the club.
After overseeing an overhaul of the Synners squad following his appointment last summer, Dickson led the club into contention for a promotion place in Northern League Division Two last season.
An impressive run of six wins in their last seven games left Dickson’s side sat three points clear of Heaton Stannington in the fourth and final promotion place.
However, the coronavirus epidemic brought a premature end to Synners bid to return to the Northern League’s top tier for the first time in two seasons and the campaign was officially voided by an FA Council in April.
It is still unclear when the 2020/21 will get underway, but Synners will now have a new manager in charge when the go-ahead is given for competitive action to return.
Speaking to the club’s website, chairman Jamie Pollock praised Dickson for leaving the club in “a very strong position” and wished him well for the future.
The former Middlesbrough and Manchester City midfielder said: “I know that Dave is very ambitious, and the expunging of the league hit him very hard.
“I know Dave will be successful wherever he moves on to and wish him every success.”
Dickson commented: “I have enjoyed my time with the Synners immensely.
“It is a fantastic club with a strong history.
“Both myself and Jamie will keep in regular touch and I wish them all the very best for the future.”