Glenn Morrison has left Dewsbury Rams after five years in charge at the club.
Having lost all six of their Championship matches so far, the Rams were hammered by Bradford yesterday who now sit just four points behind them having started the season with a ten-point deduction.
Assistant coaches Karl Pryce and Jonathan Schofield have been named joint interim head coaches until a permanent appointment is made.
“Glenn approached me after the game last night,” said Dewsbury Chairman Mark Sawyer.
“He felt it was in the best interests of the club for him to step down and allow us to get someone else in, and give them enough time to try and turn the performances around.
“I can only reflect positively on Glenn’s near five-year tenure as head coach of Dewsbury Rams. He was a part-time coach who put in full time hours and he brought some great players to the club, despite working to a limited budget.
“While results so far this season have been disappointing, it should be noted that Glenn delivered the club’s highest finishing position in many years during his time with us. He leaves with our sincerest best wishes.”
Morrison issues a short statement following his departure: “I want to thank the club for the opportunity and the years I have had here.
“We have had some successful seasons that I’m proud of, but unfortunately we just have not had the results required this season, and so I feel the time is right to part ways.
“I wish Mark and the club all the success in the future. It has been an honour to have coached the Dewsbury Rams.”