BROMSGROVE Sporting have parted company with manager Gavin Hurren after five and a half months in charge of the club.
Hurren successfully guided the club to safety in the Southern League Premier Central having taken over from Brendan Kelly in November.
The former Stourbridge boss led the Rouslers to an 18th place finish in the league, eight points clear of the automatic relegation places.
He departs the club with a record of six wins, nine draws and 11 defeats from 26 league matches.
A club statement from Sporting reads: “Gavin Hurren joined Sporting when the club was in a vulnerable position.
“Gavin’s brief was to ensure we stay at level 3 and as we know, that has been achieved. But after discussions between the board and Gavin, both parties have agreed to part company.
“We thank Gavin for all his hard work and professionalism during his time at Sporting and wish him all the best for the future.”
Hurren posted on Facebook: “Following meetings with the board of directors, I am gutted to say we have agreed to go our separate ways.
“Personally, I want to thank every single one of my players for the respect and professionalism they showed me from the minute I walked in.
“I hope you all know I will always be a phone call away because you all mean so much to me and that’s not just on a football level but also a personal level.
“We did what we set out to do and that was to keep the club in the league and we did it.
“Thank you again lads and good luck for the future and remember what I say, you will always lose in life but there is a way you lose, so as long as you give your all in everything you do, apply yourself in the right way with a positive mindset and don’t give in you will always come out on top!”
“One Love my Lions will look forward to having a beer with you all soon.
“Also want to thank all board members especially Graham Scott, Dave Stephens and Mike Burke for giving me the opportunity to manage such a great club and trusting and believing in me to keep their club in the league – job done.
“Finally thank you to all the Bromsgrove Sporting fans you made me feel so welcome and showed unbelievable support to myself and the players to help us achieve staying up.”
The club are now inviting suitable candidates to apply for the post of First Team Manager.
Anyone interested in the role can apply by email with a CV to: email@example.com
Applications close at 6pm on Thursday, May 12.