It has been confirmed this morning that Darrell Clarke has left his role as manager of strugglers Bristol Rovers after four and a half years in charge.
It comes as the League One side have lost seven of their last 10 games in all competitions and sit 21st with just four points from safety.
— Bristol Rovers (@Official_BRFC) December 13, 2018
BRISTOL ROVERS CLUB STATEMENT:
“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.
“A role in which he has enjoyed considerable success with promotions from the Conference and from League 2 before consolidating the Club’s position in League 1 over the last two years.
“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.
“The Board would like to place on record their sincere thanks to Darrell for the hard work and dedication he has shown to the Club and the positive effect he’s had on players, staff and supporters during his tenure.
“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.”
Following the news of Darrell Clarke’s departure, Bristol Rovers fans have given their reaction with the majority thanking him for the success he’s brought to the club, there were however some that were angry with the news – take a look at what they’re saying on the next page.