The news was confirmed this afternoon (Thursday) in a statement issued by the club. It is said senior officials will be looking after Newport IW football club in the interim, before a permanent appointment can be made.
The Newport IW Supporters’ Trust, owners of the Football Club, have thanked Paul for his hard work and commitment in the role of Chairman and as a club representative and would like to wish him all the very best for the future.
Mr Phelps has today said:
“I have been Chairman for 7 years and although there is never a right time to go, I am approaching 75 and I felt I should go before I start nearing 80.
“It has been a privilege to be Chairman of Newport Football Club and I have enjoyed every minute, making a lot of friends. My only regret is that we did not get promoted back to the Southern League whilst I was Chairman. This is now an opportunity for someone new to come in and take the club forward. I will however remain an enthusiastic supporter from the touchline”.