WINSFORD United have sacked manager Joe Gibiliru after a hastily arranged meeting last night (Tuesday).
The Blues boss had been considering remaining at the Barton Stadium for a third season and had said that he was being persuaded to stay.
But the former St Helens Town manager was told by chairman Mark Loveless that his services were no longer wanted and that a successor will now be sought.
Gibiliru had previously said he wanted to leave the club after guiding them to Vodkat Premier League safety but was allegedly tempted to stay by board members.
Club secretary Bob Astles told the Chronicle that a majority decision had been taken and that it was now time for Winsford to look to the future.
He said: “We had a meeting last night and a decision was taken to let Joe go. We are half-way there now but we need to move forward.
“We have got a plan that I am certainly in favour of but we also need to see what applications we get for the job. We just have to persuade the chairman that this is going to be the way forward.
“I hope to have something sorted by the end of next week as we don’t want it dragging on.
“I have received lots of applications already. It is going to be difficult to get a manager with a reputation because they are going to want money and we have got a reduced budget this year.”