Graham Turner, manager of Shrewsbury Town Football club, stepped down earlier today (21 January) following Saturday's 3-0 defeat against Rotherham.
"It's a very sad decision. It's a club that I've really enjoyed working at, it's a club that gave me my first opportunity in management so I'll always appreciate that and will always be close to the club.
"I just felt it wasn't necessarily just Saturday. I think there's been a sequence of results where for several weeks now I thought I could improve things.
"I thought I was the right man to get the results going and it hasn't materialised so I felt that there was a need for a decision to be made.
"I don't think we could just carry on in the same vein and that decision I reached was I would step down as team manager of Shrewsbury Town."
Shrewsbury, under the leadership of Turner, were promoted to League One in 2012. Turner has said he believes his stepping down leaves the team in the best position to preserve their place over their final 19 games.