ERIC Gilchrist will step down from his dual role as manager and chairman of Ossett Albion at the end of the current season.
The Evo-Stik Division 1 North club announced the news before their 3-2 victory at Harrogate Railway Athletic on Saturday.
He will continue in his role until the end of the campaign and will look to guide the side off the bottom of the table, where they currently sit.
Gilchrist is the longest-serving manager currently in the Northern Premier League, having spent almost eleven years at the Warehouse Systems Stadium club.
He’s also the club’s longest-serving manager and twice helped Albion into the Northern Premier League during his stay at Dimple Wells.
He guided Albion to their highest-ever finish in the football pyramid, coming close to reaching the Division 1 North play-off spots.
A statement from the club read: “The Club would like to place on record its sincere thanks to Eric for the vast amount of work he has done both on and off the pitch over the last decade and not least his agreement to see the current season out prior to the transition to the appointment of a new managerial regime.”
Albion will start their search for a new manager shortly.
See this week’s Wakefield Express Sport for the full story.