STAFFORD Rangers have parted company with boss Greg Clowes and his management team after what has been a disastrous start to the season.
Clowes, who had just entered his third season at the Marston Road helm, was shown the door, along with his assistant Doz Garner and coach Mick Hathaway following a 3-0 away defeat at Chorley on Saturday.
It was Rangers' seventh Evo Stik Premier defeat of the season and leaves them rock bottom in the table without a single point.
A statement from the board reads: "Following a board meeting held this morning (Sunday), the club can confirm that a decision has been made to relieve Greg Clowes, Dorrian Garner and Mick Hathaway of their management duties of Stafford Rangers FC.
"The board would like to thank Greg, Dorrian and Mick for their hard work and commitment over the last two and half years, and wish them well for the future.
"The board are looking to make an interim appointment for a caretaker manager to take charge for the immediate forthcoming games. The board will naturally be looking for a suitable, permanent replacement for the first team manager's position and ask for your patience whilst the right candidate is selected.
"We hope that we can count on your support on Tuesday at Marston Road and also the short trip to Chasetown on Saturday in the FA Cup."
Under Clowes, who only managed in the lower leagues before being appointed Rangers' boss in the summer of 2011, the Boro finished 16th and 15th in the Evo Stik league in his first two seasons.
His only success came right at the end of last season when Rangers lifted the Walsall Senior Cup with a victory over Walsall FC, at the Bescot Stadium.
On the league front, Rangers lacked the consistency, under Clowes, to figure among the leading teams in the Evo Stik and this season's disastrous start to the campaign brought the inevitable outcome.
Managerless Rangers are back in league action on Tuesday night with a home match against Marine (7.45pm), then they face a tough trip to Staffordshire neighbours Chasetown on September 14 (3pm) in the FA Cup first qualifying round.
On the FA Vase front, both Brocton and Stafford Town progressed to the next stage of the competition on Saturday.
The Badgers won an extra time thriller at Lichfield City 4-3, while Town emerged 3-2 victors away to Bewdley Town.