Brentwood Town have parted company with manager Craig Shipman and replaced him with Keith Rowland.
Shipman, formerly of Concord Rangers, returned to the Brentwood Centre Arena in February after a three-year spell which came to an end after the 2018/19 season.
His departure also coincided with first-team players Martyn Stokes and Matthew Price being relieved of their duties a few days earlier.
The club statement read: ‘The decision wasn’t easy due to Craig’s affiliation with the club.
‘We desperately wanted Craig to achieve but with high expectations, it was not to be. We wish Craig all the best for the future.’
Shipman has been shown the exit with the Blues sitting in eighth place in the Isthmian North Division and unbeaten in their last five games.
Replacing him is former West Ham United and Northern Ireland defender Rowland who has previously had managerial stints at Wingate & Finchley, Aveley and most recently Tilbury.
Familiar to the Essex non-league scene, the 52-year-old will take charge of his first game with the visit of Heybridge Swifts on Saturday in the Isthmian North Division.