Struggling Farsley Celtic have parted ways with manager Neil Ross after less than three months in charge.
The Celts announced this evening that Ross has left his role as first team manager with immediate effect. His departure follows a dire run of form which has left the club second from bottom in the National League North.
A statement issued by the club read:
“Farsley Celtic can confirm that Neil Ross has left his role as First Team Manager with immediate effect.
“The club would like to place on record its thanks to Neil for his efforts over the past few months, and wish him all the best for the future.
“We will be making no further comments at this time.”
At the time of writing, Ross was still employed at The Citadel in his paid position as head of the academy.
Farsley Celtic have been without a league win since a 1-0 victory against Bradford Park Avenue on 20 November.
Ross took permanent charge of The Celts in November, following the departure of previous boss Adam Lakeland to Curzon Ashton.
Early reaction on social media has seen fans welcome the move. One fan wrote: “Correct decision. Nice fella but woefully out of his depth. Hopefully the damage hasn’t been done with all the senior players who left while Ross was in charge. Oh, and get [former Boston manager] Craig Elliott in as next manager!”
Another said: “Eventful last few months, very little of what happened [was] good. Hopefully Farsley [are] ambitious in their next move.”
And another added: “All the best Neil. Don’t know what’s been going on at the club (other than the results, which certainly tell a story) so hopefully better times are on the way!”
Farsley Celtic’s last two homes games have seen them concede ten goals without reply. They have scored only one goal in the last six league games, but are through to the West Riding County Cup semi-finals.
Their next league game is on Saturday at Brackley Town.
I honestly feel sorry for the lad. But at least he didn’t get relieved of his duties for trying to sign Roberts from Leeds!! That would have been a sackable thing!