FORMER Billericay Town striker Steve Jones believes that Glenn Tamplin was right to reinstate himself as manager at the AGP Arena.

Tamplin announced on social media that he would sack himself if Town lost their FA Trophy quarter-final clash with Wealdstone.

After falling to a heavy defeat, Tamplin removed himself as boss but then reinstated himself just days later.

A club statement read that Harry Wheeler - who is currently head coach at Town - would take over as manager in the summer.

And Jones, who enjoyed a prolific spell with Billericay during his playing career, feels that the planned change in management would be best for all parties.

Jones said: “He’s put a lot into the club and the anger probably resulted in him snapping and then threatening to sack himself.

“After losing the Wealdstone game, he stayed true to his word but he then probably went home and spoke to his mates and family and then realised that he overreacted.

“He reinstated himself and will keep the job until the end of the season.

“He’s been superb for the club and if he steps down at the end of the season, then he’s done the right thing because if they get promoted it may be a step too far for him as manager.”

Billericay remain on course to win promotion to the National League South, but the club has suffered a severe drop in form.

A 3-1 defeat to Dulwich Hamlet saw Town fall to four consecutive Isthmian Premier League defeats.

But Billericay still have games in hand over their nearest challengers for the title, while the club also has the Essex Senior Cup and Isthmian League Cup finals to look forward to.

And Jones believes that promotion would be a fitting way for Tamplin to step down from his role.

Jones, who departed Billericay for West Ham United in 1992, added: “He’s got a lot going on as it is, because he obviously has his business on the side as well.

“But he has been unbelievable for the club and what he has done is brilliant.

“If he does step down at the end of the season, I think it would be a mature decision.

“They have struggled in recent weeks and so maybe it has made him realise that the next league above might be a bit too much for him.

“But they have already got to two finals this season and are top of the league. If they go up then it will be a fitting way for him to step down.”