Whickham Football Club can announce the departure of manager Matty Pattison and assistant manager John Oster.

Pattison joined the club in September 2018 and went on to make 46 appearances and scored 10 goals for the club.

The former South African international was appointed manager last November and brought in former Sunderland midfielder Oster as his assistant.

Whickham would like to wish both Pattison and Oster all the very best for the future. We would also like to wish Matty the very best in his new role too.

Statement from Director of Football, Neil Wilson

“On behalf of everyone at Whickham Football Club, we’d like to thank Matty and John for everything that they’ve done for us both on and off the field.

“It’s been a difficult season for the club, but we continue to work tirelessly to turn things around.

“We will be looking to appoint Matty’s replacement as soon as possible and all news will come through the club channels.

“Again, we’d like to thank them both the very best and wish Matty all the best as he moves on to bigger and better things. As a club, we strive to move forward and progress.”

Statement from Matty Pattison

“I’d like to thank everyone at the club for everything that they’ve done and I wish them all the best for the future.

“Hopefully the result today is one they can build on because the squad is capable of doing just that. I’ve loved my time at the club and I didn’t think I’d come in and meet so many good people and enjoy my time as much as I did.

“All the very best to the club for the future and I’ll always keep an eye on the results.”