Club statement: Steve Kittrick

In light of recent performances, Guiseley AFC have decided to part company with long-serving manager Steve Kittrick.

Steve has brought a great deal of success in the past six years, guiding the club to the UniBond Challenge Cup and promotion to the Conference North before finishing in the play-off positions in each of the last three seasons.

However, in the light of a disappointing end to last season and a difficult start to the current campaign, the club feels it has no choice but to move on.

Mark Bower will step in as caretaker manager with immediate effect alongside assistant manager Chris Holland and therapist Martin Stringfellow.

Mark will take charge of his first game away at Boston United on Saturday.