HEREFORD chairman Jon Hale has stepped down from his position and as a director on the club’s board.

Hale was instrumental in the founding of the football club and was chairman in 2015 for a year until resigning due to a "conflict of interest" after setting up a new business venture.

He returned to the club’s board in May 2021 and was immediately appointed chairman once again.

However, Hale has stepped down from his role following Hereford’s 1-0 victory at Southport at the weekend.

Hale said: “I have made this difficult decision after careful consideration for a variety of personal reasons. I have been honoured to serve as Chairman for a second time, and thank everyone who has supported the Board and club in that time.

“We have the best supporters in the land, and I hope the club will go on to thrive and achieve the success it deserves for us all.

“To the staff and volunteers – you are the real heroes for your total commitment, passion and sheer graft to the benefit of our fantastic club. See you in the stands as I continue to support Hereford FC as I always will. Thank you everyone.”

His departure comes as Hereford are continuing their search for a permanent manager with interim boss Yan Klukowski still in charge temporarily.