Kidsgrove Athletic have announced the departure of manager Ryan Austin.

The club say ‘it has been agreed by all parties’ for Austin to move on. The team are currently 10th in the BetVictor Northern Premier South East Division and the club explain:

“The decision is not one taken lightly, but after three years at the helm, the club’s hierarchy felt it was time to review the team’s management. Despite what now seems to be a premature end to the current season, recent results had all but ended the club’s play-off ambitions.

“As a club, we would like to acknowledge Ryan’s achievements in what was his first managerial role, in particular the club’s FA Cup runs, along with cementing the club in the league after years of relegation scraps. We would like the place on record our thanks to Ryan and wish him every success in the future.”