Kings Langley are seeking a new manager after parting company with Paul Hobbs.

The Southern League Premier Division club claim the decision has been taken “mutually” in the wake of Kings’ 7-2 drubbing at the hands of Frome Town on Saturday.

Having succeeded Paul Hughes and Ritchie Hanlon, Hobbs kept Kings in the Southern League Premier Division on the final day of last season. But the Gaywood Park club have again struggled this term and are currently fourth from bottom of the table.

A statement from the club read: “It is with regret Kings Langley Football Club announce the departure from the club of first team manager, Paul Hobbs, and assistant manager, Andy Stratford.

“The decision has been arrived at mutually between Paul and the club.

“The club would like to acknowledge the huge debt of gratitude owed to Paul and Andy.

“Both came in at a moment’s notice in difficult circumstances and had an immediate positive impact on the team which ultimately secured the club’s status in the Southern League Premier Division.

“They depart with the club’s very best wishes for the future and sincere appreciation for the work they have done during their period of tenure.

“Until a successor is found head coach, Steve Conroy, will take charge of team matters.”