WEYMOUTH chairman Steve Mills has resigned from his post with immediate effect owing to personal reasons. 

The Terras announced the move last night via social media, releasing a statement which read: “We would like to place on record our sincerest gratitude to Mr Mills for his efforts in the role as chairman of the club and previously to that, as a director. 

“The work that Steve did will never be forgotten, particularly with the successful link he helped to form between the club and our youth teams.

“We wish Steve the very best of luck for the future and look forward to seeing him on the terraces and being involved with the club.”

Vice-chairman Rob Bowman will step in as acting chairman until a new appointment is made.

Mills took over as Terras’ chief in the summer when former chairman Chris Pugsley stood down at the end of last season, and hired Mark Molesley as manager to succeed the outgoing Jason Matthews. 

Speaking to Echosport about Mills’ decision to leave the club, a shocked Molesley admitted he would be “forever grateful” to the former chief for appointing him. 

He said: “I didn’t know anything about it. Steve is responsible for giving me my chance in management – I’ll be forever grateful. He’s been a great guy to work with. 

“I’m hoping that he will have some affiliation with the club in the future. 

“He had an enthusiasm and a love for the football club, he was a Weymouth fan and he was very supportive with his big smile after the game. 

“He’s a Weymouth fan at heart and his love for the club was infectious. I’m saddened to hear the news.”

He added: “He can take a lot of credit for how the club has improved. 

“He showed an energy to take the club forward. 

“We should all thank him and we hope that we see him at Weymouth very soon, he was always a good guy to me.”

When contacted by Echosport, Mills was unavailable for comment.