HEREFORD manager Josh Gowling has left the club by mutual consent, a club statement announced earlier today.

The Bulls boss was in the second of a two-year contract which has been terminated following a disappointing 1-0 defeat at Farsley Celtic yesterday.

Gowling joined the Bulls first as a player in December 2018 before being appointed as interim manager in January 2020.

He led Hereford to the FA Trophy final in 2021 when they were beaten 3-1 by underdogs Hornchurch.

Hereford are now in 15th place, eight points above the bottom three and eight points from the top eight.

Assistant manager Yan Klukowski will take charge of Hereford on an interim basis, assisted by Jared Hodgkiss.

A club statement said: “We are looking to appoint a new manager as soon as possible; further details will be provided about the recruitment process in due course.”

Hereford chairman Jon Hale added: “We’d like to thank Josh for his hard work and dedication during his time as manager of Hereford FC and wish him well for the future.”