Brett Angell will not be at the helm of the Hawke's Bay United franchise team as head coach in the national league next summer.

Board chairwoman Paula Walker confirmed yesterday Angell had informed them he wasn't going to reapply after the franchise asked him to throw his hat into the ring for the first time in his five-season stint.

Walker said the Englishman, who is development manager with Central Football, had wished the franchise all the best in trying to add value to the club.

Franchise board deputy chairman Andrew Huxford had earlier said: "We've been open with Brett, who's