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Hereford FC parts company with manager

Hereford FC have announced that the club has parted company with manager Peter Beadle. Credit: PA

Hereford FC has announced it has parted company with manager Peter Beadle.

The announcement came following a lengthy board meeting at the club's Edgar Street stadium on Wednesday (September 12).

Despite the club achieving three championship wins in three seasons, club chairman Ken Kinnersley said recent results had been "disappointing" and that the decision has been taken with the "long-term" future of the club in mind.

In a statement issued by Hereford FC this morning Mr Kinnersley said: "This is not a decision the board has taken lightly and it is one made with a heavy heart.

"However, the directors are in unanimous agreement that now is the right time to make a change.

"We’d like to sincerely thank Pete for all his hard work over the past three seasons and no-one here will ever underplay his achievement in securing three championship wins in three seasons and a Wembley appearance having had to build a squad from scratch."

Hereford FC fans celebrate after their side draw the game with Fleetwood Town during the Emirates FA Cup second round match at Highbury Stadium, Fleetwood. Credit: PA

The chairman said the club would provide an update via its official website "as soon as plans are finalised".

Beadle was named caretaker manager at Hereford in March 2014.

The following year he was appointed as the first manager of new club Hereford FC and led it to the Midland Football League title in 2015-16.

Under his management Hereford went on win to successive Southern League Division One South & West and Premier Division titles in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons.