Paul Tisdale leaves Exeter City after 12 years

The 45-year-old, who went to school in Somerset, had a contract that was due to expire in October. Credit: PA

Paul Tisdale has left Exeter City after 12 years managing the Devon-based football club.

The 45-year-old, who went to school in Somerset, had a contract that was due to expire in October.

Following on from Arsene Wenger's departure from Arsenal, Tisdale was the longest-serving boss in English football's top 4 divisions.

Most recently City saw their promotion hopes dashed as they lost in the League Two play-off final at Wembley on 28 May 2018.

The Grecians were also unsuccessful in the same fixture the year before.

Tisdale famously led City from Conference to League One after securing two consecutive promotions from 2008.