Money I suspect. Lower leagues are struggling financially. Managers are having to make do or find bargains.
From what I heard our offer was q cut on his previous contract, which seemed pretty ridiculous given his 1st team breakthrough.
But maybe the blunt reality is that is what he was worth in a Covid world and he's discovering that now
He is from what I gather very religious.I doubt attitude is a problem.Last January he was offered £750 a week,which was not enough to pay his mortgage.When he was a regular post lockdown,the revised offer was his original salary of £1200 a week,say £60k a year.Maybe he has just had enough;will get a job and boost his income with the semi pros.However below the Prem post Covid ,I suspect every club is struggling.
Wonder what skills he has that will secure a job outside football paying more than £39K per year. Also, surely the idea of boosting that income with semi-pros is a complete non-starter in the current economic climate, as I think you intimate at the end of your post.