Darrell Clarke leaves Bristol Rovers

13 December 2018, 10:32 | Updated: 13 December 2018, 10:35

Bristol Rovers

Darrell Clarke has been sacked by Bristol Rovers after six years at the club.

He guided the club to promotions from the Conference and League Two but they have been struggling in League One this season. 

A statement has been released by the club: 

"Darrell Clarke has been a loyal servant of Bristol Rovers Football Club for nearly six years, initially as John Ward's assistant, then progressing to first team manager. 

"This season commenced with optimism and high expectations of a challenge for the play-off places but results and performances have been disappointing. 

"After much soul searching and lengthy deliberations it has been mutually agreed that it is probably in the best interests of the club and of Darrell Clarke to seek a fresh way forward. Darrell leaves the club with immediate effect and on amicable terms. 

"Darrell will remain a friend of the club and will no doubt achieve further success in his career after a deserved break. Everyone at Bristol Rovers wishes him well for the future."