EASTLEIGH Chairman Kenny Amor has resigned from his role at the club amid an FA investigation regarding potential betting misconduct.

Amor, who has been involved with the Spitfires since 2014, will also step down from the Board of Directors, with Tom Coffey stepping up to take the Chairman's role and duties.

A statement from Eastleigh read: "Eastleigh Football Club can today confirm that Kenny Amor has stepped down from his role as Chairman, and has also resigned from the Board of Directors, with immediate effect.

"Following an FA investigation regarding a potential breach of betting rules, it has unfortunately become clear that his position has become untenable. The Club is currently awaiting the full outcome of this investigation."

"Eastleigh Football Club is fully aware of the rules surrounding football betting. These rules exist to help protect the integrity of the game. They apply to everyone involved in football, from players and managers, to club staff and Directors."

"An internal notice has been sent to all employees to remind them of these rules, and to ensure they understand their own responsibilities."

"The Board of Directors can confirm that Tom Coffey will now assume the Chairman’s role and continue the day-to-day running of the Club."

Amor himself made a personal statement via the club's website, stating: "With great regret, I must announce today that I will be stepping down as club Chairman and removing myself from the Board of Directors with immediate effect.

"I have taken this decision due to my position becoming untenable. I have made a great error in judgement and feel it is only right for the Football Club that, as a result, I step down from my position as Chairman.

"In February of this year, I was called into an FA investigation regarding potential betting misconduct and, in the past week, I have learned that I will be charged with misconduct for a breach of FA betting rules.

"I do not know the outcome of the charge at this stage but have admitted my guilt and will await the result of the FA hearing.

"I am aware that all FA misconduct is published and so I feel it is only right for me to come out ahead of this charge and step down from my role. I also feel it is right to offer something of an explanation to those connected to both myself and the Football Club.

"I joined the football world from a retail background and had always been someone who, as a supporter, got enjoyment and was more invested in a game by betting on it.

"My mistake was to continue betting on football matches during the past eight years that I have been working in football.

"I went from someone who casually placed football accumulators over a weekend, to someone who found himself betting every day in any league all over the world.

"Over the past few years, betting for me had clearly become a problem. It isn’t until your gambling life is laid out in front of you that this becomes clear.

"I have already found some comfort in this situation by stopping all forms of betting for the past four months.

"My quick rise within football is no excuse as I clearly should have been more aware of the rules and I should have adjusted accordingly but, I guess like all people who get addicted to things, I needed a sharp wake-up call for me to change.

"I would like to apologise to my family, colleagues, and the Eastleigh supporters for letting them down.

"I hope once I have received the outcome of the FA hearing that there might be a pathway for me to continue my work in football as I feel I have more to offer having already made an impact at my club, devoting so much of my time and energy into it.

"I will be making no further comment on the situation at this time."