Mark Reeve insists his decision to move upstairs at Brewers Green Lane will only benefit Diss Town.

The Tangerines' boss yesterday announced he was stepping down as first-team manager to take on a new position at the Thurlow Nunn First Division outfit. Long Stratton boss Ross Potter has stepped into the hot seat allowing Reeve to focus his attention on overseeing football matters across the club and improving Diss' links with the community.

Reeve – who runs his own education and training company – said: 'Nobody is more disappointed than myself as I didn't want to give up a position I took up in November. But some work has come up which requires me to work for 10 to 15 Saturdays during the season.

'I didn't want to leave, the club didn't want me to leave, so we're going to try something a bit different. We wanted to bring in someone who was a bit more local, with good links and contacts in the area, and who has done well at a decent level.

'Ross' name came up and they've managed to get him in. I'll help him settle in to smooth the transition but then I won't be stepping on his toes. He can concentrate on first-team matters while I can focus on other bits and pieces that need doing.'