Bangor City Football Club have parted company with manager Neville Powell less than three weeks before the start of the new Welsh Premier League season.
In a statement released on Monday the club said Powell, who had been in charge of the Citizens since May 2007, had been “relieved … of his duties with the club.”
The statement addaed that a replacement would be “announced at the earliest opportunity as the club seek to bring stability … after a difficult pre-season build up.”
Powell led the Citizens to the Welsh Premier League title in 2010-11 as well as leading the club on an incredible 22 game unbeaten run in the Welsh Cup which saw bangor win the trophy in 2007-0, 2008-0 and 2009-10 as well as reaching the final in 2010-11.
He was also named the 2009-10 and 2010-11 Manager of the Year but the club have suffered a disappointing few seasons since finishing as runners-up to The New Saints in 2011-12 and have failed to qualify for Europe for the past two seasons.
Powell, who was inducted into the Welsh Premier League Hall of Fame in 2013 has been associated with the league since its inception in 1992.