WORCESTER City’s company secretary John Jordan has stepped down after seven years in the role.

Jordan says he has “reluctantly” taken the decision to resign due to “changes in personal circumstances” and “increased work commitments”.

He admitted he was no longer able to “devote sufficient time” to the position he has undertaken since August 2010.

And he insisted he had made sure his departure could be managed with a “minimum of disruption” to the Vanarama National League North strugglers.

“This is a decision I took quite a while ago and is a matter I have discussed with the board so that my departure could be managed with a minimum of disruption,” Jordan said.

“It is certainly not a recent decision and the formal notification to Companies House was the final part in the process of my stepping down.

“As for the reasons, changes in my personal circumstances and increased work commitments mean that I am no longer able to devote sufficient time to the role.

“I therefore reluctantly took the decision to step down.”

Jordan said he would remain actively involved on match days for the rest of this season and possibly beyond.

“Although I have stepped back from any formal role with the football club I will continue to be involved in match day arrangements for the remainder of this season and, if time permits, will assist where I can in the future,” he added.