Hayes & Yeading United have parted company with manager Phil Babb.
The former Liverpool defender agreed his departure by mutual consent following last night’s 3-2 Conference South defeat to Gosport Borough.
Director of football Tristan Lewis will take charge of first team affairs while the club searches for a successor.
United are still looking for their first victory of 2015 having gone 10 games without a league win and will fall into the dropzone if fellow strugglers Farnborough win on Saturday.
Chairman Tony O’Driscoll felt the need to act now to try and avoid a repeat of last year’s relegation, which was later reprieved, but has thanked Babb for his service.
O’Driscoll: "Unfortunately, sometimes things don't work out and changes need to be made, while they can still have an impact on the bigger picture.
“It's not been an easy management baptism for Phil, with all the stuff going on in the background at the club and we wish him all the best in his future aspirations and certainly hope he won't be a stranger to the many friends he has made here.
“But, with much hard work going on behind the scenes to secure the future of this club, I think we need a change on the pitch now to ensure that all the off the field activity isn't in vain."
Hayes & Yeading are now accepting applications for the vacant post via email to firstname.lastname@example.org