NPL Premier Division
Guiseley have parted company with manager Danny Ellis after just six months since his appointment.
Ellis, who is one of the club’s greatest players, leaves two days after their dramatic FA Trophy victory at Warrington Town.
The Lions are 16th in the table – three points above the drop zone.
His assistant Danny Forrest – the ex-Silsden boss – has taken over as interim manager.
A statement said: “We appreciate that our supporters may be surprised and disappointed with this decision given Danny’s long service to the club as a player and having only recently returned to the club as manager.
“Danny took over in May and had to build a new team following relegation. However, the board of directors are ambitious for the club and felt that, given the investment of time and commitment needed to deliver these goals, a change was needed now to give the squad the best chance of achieving our aims this season.
“Danny Forrest, assisted by Martin Foster, will take over as Interim Manager and has the full backing of the board to progress the development of the playing staff and the team.
:We would like to thank Danny Ellis for his contribution to our club and wish him every success in the future.”