Lancaster City’s joint player-bosses Neil Wainwright and Michael Stringfellow have reportedly quit the club.
A tweet which appeared on Lancaster City’s official Twitter account said: “Neil Wainwright and Michael Stringfellow have resigned from their posts as joint first team managers of Lancaster City FC.
“Everyone involved in the club will no doubt wish them all the best in the future, and thank them for steering our club through tough times.”
Wainwright revealed on Twitter that the pair had quit due to budget issues.
A number of the Dolly Blues players tweeted back to their former managers to express their shock at the announcement.
Former Sunderland and Darlington star Wainwright arrived at Giant Axe at the start of the season solely as a player.
He took over the managerial reins, alongside Stringfellow, after the club’s chief executive Mick Hoyle, who had been acting in a caretaker capacity after the departure in the summer of Tony Hesketh, stepped down.
Stringfellow, who had enjoyed a successful stint as a Lancaster player in previous years, joined City in the summer as Hoyle’s assistant.
After a rocky start, City had enjoyed a great run of form and had picked up six wins from their previous 11 games, although they had lost their past two matches.