Belper Town have parted company with management duo Jimmy Albans and assistant Wayne Hallcro.
Albans and Hallcro were relieved of their duties following a 4-2 defeat to bottom side Tividale on Saturday - the latest defeat in a run of six losses in their last seven matches.
The Nailers were relegated from the Evo-Stik Northern Premier last season and Albans leaves the club in 18th place in Division One South ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Stafford Rangers.
Belper Town chairman Alan Benfield said: “It’s a shame that things haven’t worked out for Jim and Wayne but a record of only six wins out of the last 33 games speaks for itself.
“The board have fully backed them despite relegation at the end of last season and had hoped that we would be challenging for honours this time rather than wallowing in the relegation areas.”
Senior players Phil Watt and Dan Haystead have agreed to take on caretaker management roles while the club look for permanent successors to Albans and Hallcro.
Nailers officials have set a deadline of Tuesday, October 6 for potential candidates to apply for the vacant managerial position. A shortlist will then be compiled and interviews held.
Applications for the position, incorporating personal CVs, should be submitted to the club by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.