Derek Adams has today left Morecambe Football Club to pursue an opportunity elsewhere.
Co-Chairman Rod Taylor commented, "Derek did a fantastic job during his year and a half at Morecambe, not only guiding the club into League One, but also acting as a catalyst for positive change and encouraging everybody at the club to aim higher.
"For all of that we thank him, and we wish him all the best for the future. However, the club is now solely focused on moving decisively to appoint the right manager to build upon the huge opportunity that promotion creates for both the football club and the town.
"That manager will be tasked with delivering the club's ambitious vision and strategy, and conversations have started already."
Co-Chairman Graham Howse added, "We are absolutely confident that we can recruit the right manager to move the club forwards.
"Not only in terms of competing on the pitch, but also in progressing player development and ensuring that every part of the club's football operations are run as effectively and efficiently as possible"
This change and the timing of it presents a challenge, Morecambe Football Club will rise to that challenge and is relishing the test that awaits in League One.