Ben Winston leaves Wingate & Finchley

Ben Winston has stepped down as assistant-manager of Wingate & Finchley.

Recently appointed as manager to Team England ahead of next year's European Maccabi Games in Vienna, Winston told the players after their pre-season victory over Barnet.

Winston said: "Although I think this is the year we will get promotion, it is too difficult for me to commit so much time. I though it was best to take a break rather than be half-hearted in my approach."

He joined the management set-up with the club lying 20th in the Ryman League Division One North and helped them to a best-ever third place finish last season.

Winston said: "I will still be involved heavily in the playing side of the club, especially recruiting players."

Keeper Daniel Lee has joined the club.

    Last updated: 10:59am, August 20 2010