League One football club Bristol Rovers have parted company with manager Darrell Clarke.

Clarke has been manager at the club for the last four years, overseeing their promotion from National League to League 1.

In a statement, the club said the decision for him to leave was mutual, saying it would create a "fresh way forward".

After much soul searching and lengthy deliberations it has been mutually agreed that it is probably in the best interests of the Club and of Darrell Clarke to seek a fresh way forward.

Bristol Rovers Statement