Gateshead manager Dave Dickson has left the club by mutual consent.
Dickson was appointed as first-team manager following the conclusion of the 2018/19 National League season after previously coaching the Heed’s reserve side to a respectable mid-table finish in the Northern Alliance Premier Division.
After a successful spell in junior football, Dickson was appointed as reserve team manager in January 2019 and – alongside assistant manager Simon Johnson – helped the Gateshead youngsters’ move away from the foot of the table as they ended the campaign in 10th place.
After Ben Clark was relieved of his duties as manager in April, Dickson was announced as the Heed legend’s replacement by former Gateshead owner Dr Ranjan Varghese.
The final week of May saw Neil Pinkerton and Trevor Clark take over from Varghese at Gateshead Football Club as preparations got underway for the 2019/20 season in the National League North.
And the new owners have been able to reach an agreement for Gateshead and Dickson to part company with immediate effect.