King called time on his 18-month reign at the Cozy Stadium due to increasing commitments outside of football. He leaves the Saints fifth in the Southern League Premier Division table - five points off the summit. In a statement released by the club, King said: It is with great regret that I have had to tender my resignation as first-team manager of this wonderful club. Managing the best club at this level for the last 18 months has been a great experience. However, with ever-increasing commitments outside of football, I find it impossible to give the club the commitment it requires each and every day. Leaving the club in its highest league position in its 135-year history gives me great satisfaction. Kings decision to stand down was greeted with disappointment by St Neots chairman Mike Kearns. He said: I am truly sorry that Gary has had to make this decision as we have been a great team and become very close friends. But I understand that family and business must always come first in life.