Tony O’Driscoll has stepped down as Hayes & Yeading United boss after only two months in charge.
United suffered a humiliating 7-1 defeat at the hands of local rivals Staines Town on Thursday night, plunging them into a relegation dogfight in Conference South.
It proved the final straw for O’Driscoll, who originally took caretaker charge after Nas Bashir’s sacking in February and had been in the post permanently for a mere 39 days.
O’Driscoll said: “I would like to personally apologise to each and every fan who has paid money in recent weeks to watch Hayes & Yeading United.
“At times our performances have been nothing short of a disgrace. Whilst our preparations and parts of our game have been spot-on, other aspects have been embarrassing.
“I feel it is only right that I step aside and allow the younger heads within our side take the lead.”
Coaches Tristan Lewis and Delroy Preddie will be in joint charge until the end of the season, while O’Driscoll will remain as director of football.