Ilkeston Town have confirmed the departure of manager Martin McIntosh.

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Ilkeston are currently four points clear at the top of the Total Motion Midland Football League Premier Division, but despite that, and McIntosh only taking up the role in September, his departure has been announced.

The former Rotherham United stalwart had been managing Evo-Stik Premier Division side Buxton for six years before leaving back in February.

Ilkeston’s Chief Operating Officer Anthony Redwood said: “Martin joined us with an impressive CV and many qualities we felt would really drive us forward.  Results have kept us in a very good position, but there are many other elements to the role that have to be right.

“We had amicable, constructive dialogue this morning and agreed that Martin’s departure was in the best interest of both parties. Both Alan Hardy and myself would like to thank Martin for his contribution and he leaves the club with our very best wishes.

McIntosh said: “From the moment I arrived, everyone has welcomed me into the role. I feel we have achieved some positive results and over the course of the past three months I’m proud to have maintained our stranglehold at the top of the table.

“I’d like to thank the players, staff, supporters and everyone involved with the club during my time and wish everyone the best of luck in achieving promotion this season – I have every confidence that you will do so.”

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