ADI VIVEASH insists the opportunity to work for “one of the top five clubs in the world” was too good to miss.

Viveash oversaw his last game as Cirencester Town manager on Saturday when both he and assistant Paul Hunt were sent to the stands for dissent during the feisty local derby with Cinderford Town which the home side lost 2-1.

He had told chairman Steve Abbley of his decision to resign earlier in the week and informed the players in the dressing room after the Cinderford game.

“I feel I can leave with my head held high, despite the results,” insisted Viveash, who saw his side relegated from the Southern Premier last season – his first in management.

“I know how hard I worked at the job and I am proud to have played for and managed Cirencester Town.”

Viveash has worked at the Chelsea Academy summer camps for the last three years and a job has arisen coaching the talented U12s at one of Britain’s richest clubs.

“Chelsea see it as a full-time job,” he said. “I will be taking the U12s on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, as well as for training on a Satruday morning and for games on Sunday.

“I will also be going in to work with the U15s and U16s on other days.

“The opportunity to work at one of the top five clubs in the world in any coaching capacity was too good an opportunity to turn down.

“It is the first step towards my ideal scenario of full-time coaching in the pro game.”

Viveash admits that his first spell in management was harder than he imagined.

“There were a number of frustrations about the job, not least the lack of time I could actually spend coaching, which is the part of the job I enjoy the most.

“It is also difficult when certain players don’t take on board what you are trying to get across.

“Another frustration was always scratching around with small budgets.

“There will inevitably be changes when the new man comes in, but I feel that I have left behind the core of a good squad.

"Cirencester Town is a wonderful club with superb facilities and I’ve been proud to manage them."