LUKE Hopkins has stepped down from his position as manager of Coventry Sphinx following a disappointing start to the 2015/16 season.
The Midland League Premier Division club have won just four league games this season and their recent form has seen Sphinx win just one of their last eight matches.
It is understood that Hopkins’ reason for leaving is because he feels he has taken the club as far as he can.
Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at home to Brocton in the FA Vase proved to be the final straw for Hopkins and on Monday club chairman Dannie Cahill confirmed his departure with immediate effect.
“It’s a sad day for the club but it says a lot about the man that has put the club first,” said Hopins.
“Luke is a Coventry Sphinx boy through and through and knowing Luke as I do it must have been a difficult decision for him to make.
“He has worked his socks off over the past three seasons and it’s all credit to him that he leaves us with some quality players that we can build on.”
“Everybody connected with the club wishes Luke well in the future. He is also a manager of in our junior section and I’m pleased to say he will still be in and around the club that he loves.”
Ex first team manager Martin Ascroft and Lynton Wilkinson have taken over first team affairs while the search for Hopkins’ replacement gets under way.