Ex-Bristol City and Bristol Rovers striker quits managers job despite vote of confidence

Non-league club Yate Town are on the search for a new manager after an ex-Bristol City and Rovers striker resigned

Former Bristol City and Bristol Rovers striker Peter Beadle's reign as Yate Town first-team manager has ended after just five months in the role following his resignation.

Beadle was appointed on May 8 of this year, a day after the Gas had won promotion from League Two in the most dramatic of circumstances. Beadle came out on top in a 'thorough' application process and had known the club from playing at their Lodge Road ground as a Rovers player.

The 50-year-old has opted to reisgn from the Southern League South outfit with the club occupying one of the three relegation spots, level on points with North Leigh, who have Gas youngster Sam Heal on loan there. Beadle had only received a vote of confidence two days prior to his resignation as he was dealt the difficult task of rebuilding a squad that had competed at the top end of the table.

"Yate Town Manager Peter Beadle has resigned from his position with immediate effect," read a statement on the club website. "Beadle, was appointed to the first team manager’s position in the summer. He was tasked with a massive job of a complete rebuild of the playing squad, with zero players now left from last season's successful squad."

Olly Mehew, the son of ex-Rovers man David Mehew and also the brother of Tom Mehew, who was a Gas player before departing for Chippenham Town earlier this summer recently left the club. Barney Soady and Khari Allen, who were both released by Bristol City earlier this year are also on their books.

Yate was Beadle's first job in management for almost two years having managed National League outfit Barnet for a short stint for a five-month spell. He had beaten off 100 other candidates for the role but left the club winless in nine games and just a point above the relegation zone.

Beadle had an extensive playing career and was on the books of Tottenham Hotspur and Watford before ending up at Rovers where he played the most in his career. John Ward signed him for a £30,000 fee and they narrowly missed out on the play-offs and built up a strong partnership with Barry Hayles, which fired them to the play-offs but they suffered a defeat to Northampton.