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CHRISTIAN Edwards has again assumed the role of first team manager at Cardiff Met after Wayne Allison stepped down.

A statement from Cyncoed says: "Having been unable to contribute to the season thus far, Wayne Allison has stepped down as first team manager. Due to ongoing family commitments Wayne and director of football, Dr Christian Edwards, mutually agreed to such a decision in the best interests of the players and the club.

"Christian will now revert back to his role of first team manager while still carrying out his duties as director of football. The club would like to thank Wayne for his time at the club and wish him all the best for all future endeavours."

Allison was appointed first team manager in February 2017, reversing roles with former manager Edwards, who stepped down due to work commitments while remaining the club's director of football.

Allison enjoyed a highly successful playing career, scoring 173 goals from 752 appearances, followed by a distinguished academic career in which he gained a doctorate in Coaching, Sport and Exercise Science from Sheffield Hallam University.

After starting out as a trainee with Halifax Town, Allison went on to play for Watford, Bristol City, Swindon Town, Huddersfield Town, Tranmere, Sheffield United and Chesterfield. A Uefa Pro licence holder, he has coached at Chester City where he was assistant to former WPL player of the season Simon Davies, Bury, Tranmere and Bradford City and also worked as the coach inclusion and diversity manager for the English FA.