“Needless to say results have not been as good as expected but I take a break leaving three very fine coaches who will do everything they can to improve things on the field.
“I am not turning my back on things and will hopefully return refreshed in the near future to help out as Neath is my Club.
“I still think so much of the place and the people who support it one way or another doing their bit – the staff, the players and of course the off-field stalwarts who have done so much for the Club and who continue to do so.”
Neath secretary Mike Price said, “I am personally very disappointed that Martyn has decided to take a break but fully understand why. He has put in an inordinate amount of work over the last three years with his boundless energy, enthusiasm and organisation.
“No doubt the team’s performances have taken their toll which is a great pity as I fervently hoped he would be there when our fortunes take an upturn as nobody could have merited it more.
“People will not realise how much he has contributed – as I told somebody recently, if League positions were determined on the quality of the team manager we would be top of the table.
“Fortunately for Neath, Martyn is still chairman of the Former Players and will therefore continue to take an active role in the Club and he is too good a man not to be involved.”