Vanarama National League club Chester have terminated the contract of manager Steve Burr.
The decision was announced via a statement on the club’s official website on Thursday night, with the Blues board explaining that a poor run of form led to the dismissal of the former Stalybridge Celtic boss.
The club currently sit in seventeenth position in the National League table, four points and four places above the relegation zone.
Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat at Torquay United proved to be Burr’s final game in charge of the club.
The statement in full read:
“Following a meeting earlier this afternoon the Board of Chester FC has decided to terminate the contract of First Team Manager Steve Burr with immediate effect.
“We are sure that all our supporters and followers will appreciate that as a fan-owned club this has not been an easy decision for us to make. However, given the recent, extended run of poor form and results we believe this to be in the club’s best interests given our current situation.
“The Board have asked First Team Coach Jon McCarthy to take the remaining four games alongside our captain Ian Sharps given their knowledge of our players.
“Naturally, as a Club we thank Steve for his contribution over the last two years and wish him well for the future.
“We will announce arrangements for the appointment of Steve’s replacement in due course”