Tom Bulley has been sacked as manager of Barnstaple Town.
Bulley was appointed as manager at Mill Road a year ago and was unable to save a struggling team from relegation to the Western League First Division.
After a number of summer signings, including Aaron Harper-Penman from Bideford and Billy Tucker, Lee Francis and Ryan Turner, from Ilfracombe Town, Barnstaple were optimistic of making an instant return to the Premier Division.
This season started brightly with a nine-match unbeaten run but six defeats in eight games have seen Town slip to seventh in the First Division.
Warren Crossley, the chairman, confirmed this afternoon that Barnstaple had parted company with Bulley.
A statement issued by the club said: "Barnstaple Town Football Club wish to confirm that the club has parted company with manager Tom Bulley.
"The club would like to thank Tom for his dedication and commitment to turning around the fortunes of the club and for playing his part in rebuilding the team over the summer.
"An announcement on a successor will be made as soon as the club is in a situation to do so."
Bulley, 23, was informed of his dismissal by letter this morning.