ADAM Peek admits a difference of opinion between himself and owner Jerry Omango was a major reason for his resignation as Southend Manor boss.

Peek's four-year stint in charge of the Essex Senior League club has come to an end, with Manor now on the lookout for a new manager.

And Peek feels he and Omango, who took over at Southchurch Park in the summer, saw the club moving in different directions.

Peek said: "After a meeting on Thursday night and an incident recently, I have decided to leave Southend Manor.

"The chairman and I have different opinions on the current vision of the team and club, of which both him and I believe I can't achieve.

"Having been at the club for four years, the challenges have remained the same in terms of player attraction and location.

"But the understanding of this has gone unnoticed.

"Over the last three months I have put over 30 hours a week of unpaid work to help the club and it's time for someone else to do it."

Manor have recorded just one win since the new campaign got underway.

And Peek insists he takes full responsibility for Manor's faltering start.

Peek added: "The season hasn't started well in terms of results and, as manager, I take that as my responsibility and I'm fully accountable for this.

"It's been a tough four years but everything has to come to an end.

"I would like to thank the players and coaches who have been there over the last four years and I wish the club the best for the future.

"Now I will move onto something new when the right opportunity arises."