Maurice Ross feels he has let himself down after the former Motherwell and Wolves man resigned from his post at National League club Notts County after just five weeks.

The 40-year-old – who was most recently a first-team coach with Motherwell and played with big clubs like Wolves in his playing career – was appointed Notts County assistant manager in April. He has left Ian Burchnall’s management team after making an ‘insensitive comment’ about Notts County’s Enzios Boldewijn during a draw with Altrincham.

Former Wolves and 'Well man Maurice Ross has resigned from the National League club.

Former Wolves and ‘Well man Maurice Ross has resigned from the National League club. (Photo by CHris Booth/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

He regrets it now, former Wolves and ‘Well man Ross saying (BBC): “The exact words I said were, ‘He looks like he’s moving like a 40-year-old. What age is he actually? Does he have a doctored African passport?’ I had no other intentions other than I was questioning the mobility of a footballer. When I hear it back now, I’m wincing at it.

“It was a clumsy, insensitive analogy. And it’s one if I could take it back, I would. I just feel sad that I’ve made a really lovely boy feel bad about himself. That’s where my pain lies.  I’ve got foreign children.

“I’ve lived in different cultures, in Asia, in my playing career I’ve been to Turkey, I’ve integrated well with other cultures. I feel I’ve let myself down.”

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