THURROCK boss Hakan Heyrettin has left the Blue Square Bet Conference side by mutual consent.
The news came in the form of a short announcement on the Thurrock FC website.
The forty-year-old former Wycombe player had been manager of Thurrock for four years in which time the club have had mixed fortunes in the Conference South.
In 2008-09, the club were relegated but reprieved after Team Bath resigned from the league.
Last season, they were tipped for relegation but enjoyed a tremendous run climbing to second place with a 1-0 victory against Woking in February.
It was felt at that time, that Hakan wanted to make a few more signings and push for promotion. Chairman Tommy South disagreed and the club fell away to a final position of tenth.
The club have had a poor start to the season, failing to win any of their ten league games.
The defeat against Lewes in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup had financial as well as footballing implications for Thurrock.
Despite Hakan’s enduring popularity with the fans, it appears it was time to go.
Chair Tommy South would not make any comment or be drawn on who would take over from Hakan.