STOURBRIDGE FC have announced manager Mark Yates has left the club with immediate effect.

Long-time assistant Neil Howarth and first team coach Gavin Hurren have also departed.

Yates was appointed as a manager in late February 2020 after previously managing Kidderminster Harriers.

The Glassboys have won just one game out of their opening 12 matches.

A Stourbridge FC statement said: “Following a meeting this morning between Andy Pountney and Andy Bullingham, on behalf of the board of directors, and Mark Yates, it has been agreed between all parties that Mark, along with his backroom team of Neil Howarth and Gavin Hurren, will be leaving the club by mutual consent with immediate effect.”

Chairman Andy Pountney said: "The board of directors would like to thank Mark and his team for all their hard work and efforts since taking charge in February 2020, particularly during these covid-19 affected times. We sincerely wish Mark, Neil and Gavin all the very best for the future.

“Further announcements will be made by the Club in due course.”