The search for a replacement for Dean Brennan continues after the former Wealdstone manager left the club at the beginning of the month.

Tensions behind the scenes ended with Brennan parting ways with the Stones, after guiding them back to the National League last season and a successor is still yet to be announced.

In a statement, the club said the decision was made regarding “controllable aspects of the first team” that they claimed to be concerned about.

However, in a statement of his own, Brennan said he made the decision to leave, after he felt his loyalty to the club was not being reciprocated after he rejected an approach from Barnet, and that his position was being undermined by both the chairman and his assistant, Stuart Maynard, who has been in charge of the team since Brennan’s departure.

He said: “Approximately eight weeks ago, following interest from another club, the board promised me a new improved contract. I chose to remain loyal to my players and supporters.

“I had not chased the board as I trusted their word. However, more recently I was informed by a contact that the club had been liaising with an out of work manager about my job and this was subsequently confirmed to me by the chairman.

“I felt the two issues combined left my situation untenable.

“I was also becoming uncomfortable with the relationship between the chairman and my assistant Stuart Maynard, which I believe was beginning to undermine my position as manager at the club. I am big on trust and loyalty. However, it is my opinion this was not reciprocated.”