Watford FC Women have parted ways with head coach Clinton Lancaster.

A statement published on the club website states that they are seeking a "change at the top of their coaching structure" with the Golden Girls sitting at the foot of the Women’s Championship table at the half-way point of the 2021/22 campaign.

Watford have just one win and three draws so far from their ten games, in what has proved to be a difficult step up into the second tier so far.

The club thanked Lancaster and said in a statement: "Despite Clinton’s sterling service to Watford FC, which goes back several years beyond his full-time appointment to the role this summer, the Hornets believe a change at the top of its coaching structure may help provide new impetus for the remainder of the term – as the club bids to retain its hard-earned Championship status.

"The club wishes to place on record its thanks to Clinton for all of his work in a number of different coaching roles within the Women’s set-up here at Watford."

Lancaster said: "I’m exceptionally proud of the part I’ve played in helping giving women’s football due prominence within Watford Football Club.

“That’s come through a hell of lot of dedication from the many players and staff who’ve helped shaped our success over these past few seasons. It’s been a privilege to help lead that progress.

"Disruptions to the past two seasons due to Covid haven’t allowed us to maintain much of a momentum, but we’ve had a great group of players and I’ve formed some life-long friendships across the squad and staff.

“I’m disappointed not to be able to be seeing the full season through but leave Watford with nothing but pride and some great memories.”

The club have said interim coaching arrangements will immediately be in place while the club conducts a recruitment process to appoint a replacement.