Torquay United Football Club have announced that Thea Bristow will take over as chairwoman with immediate effect.
Torquay United, Exeter City and Yeovil Town were all knocked out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle.
Torquay's fantastic victory
Alan Knill has been formally confirmed as Torquay United's new manager at his first official news conference at Plainmoor.
The former Bury manager helped keep Torquay in League Two during a nine week temporary spell in charge at the end of the season .
Torquay United has confirmed the appointment of Alan Knill as Manager.
Knill has managed the club on an interim basis since February.
– Thea Bristow, Chairwoman, Torquay United (speaking to the Club's website)
I am absolutely thrilled to welcome Alan Knill as the new manager of our club.
Alan was obviously the number one candidate for the job and I would like to personally thank him for his efforts last season.
We welcome him to the permanent position of Torquay United manager and look forward to happy times ahead."
Torquay United has issued a statement, announcing that the Board has decided to terminate the contract of manager Martin Ling with immediate effect.
The club says the decision is based purely on the team's recent footballing performances, including early exits in all three cup competitions.
Torquay United and Plymouth Argyle have avoided relegation from the Football League after a dramatic afternoon of action on the final day of the season.
Our Sports Correspondent Matthias Kurth was at Plainmoor and spoke to Gulls players Lee Mansell and Kevin Nicholson after the match:
Yeovil Town will meet Sheffield United in the League One play-off semi-finals.
The first leg is at Bramall Lane next Friday, with the return at Huish Park on Monday 6th May.
The winners will play either Swindon Town or Brentford in the final at Wembley on Sunday 19th May.
Friday 3rd May - 7.45pm
Sheffield United v Yeovil Town
Monday 6th May - 1.30pm
Yeovil Town v Sheffield United
Alan Knill was appointed Torquay's temporary manager with the task of keeping the Gulls in the Football League.
He's done that, but his future at Plainmoor is still unclear:
Torquay United needed a point to be sure of staying up and that's exactly what they got after an entertaining 3-3 draw with Bristol Rovers.
Our Sports Correspondent Matthias Kurth reports from Plainmoor:
Torquay United fans will be painting the town yellow tonight after their team avoided relegation to the Conference on the final day of the season.
Here's a selection of happy supporters after the 3-3 draw with Bristol Rovers:
It's been a dramatic afternoon on the final day of the football season.
Torquay United and Plymouth Argyle have both avoided relegation.
Torquay drew 3-3 with Bristol Rovers at Plainmoor. An Eliot Benyon double and Ryan Jarvis were on target for the Gulls. Goalkeeper Michael Poke also saved a penalty.
Plymouth Argyle avoided the drop despite a 1-0 defeat at Rochdale. The Pilgrims played most of the match with ten men after Maxime Blanchard was sent off in the 14th minute.
Aldershot and Barnet are relegated to the Conference after both teams suffered defeats today.
Elsewhere today, Exeter City suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat at Chesterfield.
And in League One, Yeovil lost 3-2 at Bury. Gary Johnson's men were 3-0 down at half-time, before James Hayter and Kevin Dawson pulled two goals back after the break.