Ballinamallard United manager Whitey Anderson has confirmed that he is stepping down after ten years in charge of the club.

Anderson, a former player of the County Fermanagh side, led the Mallards to two promotions and has established the club in the top flight, despite uncertainty surrounding the relegation situation this season.

He is likely to continue to work at the club and help continuing to bring players through into the first-team squad, but admitted that after a fantastic journey the timing was right.

"I am committed and passionate about what I do," he told the BBC.

"I never ever thought that I would be managing in the Premiership, let alone for four years so that has been a huge honour and a big bonus.

"I have been thinking about going for some time, probably back about September if the truth be told.

"I did stay on in the end but I had definitely made my mind up I would go at the end of this season.

"I suppose the way things stand at present we don't know if our season is over yet.

"It's unfortunate the way things are just now but I believe the Premier League is a good product. It has done nothing but enrich my life and I am grateful for that."