Steve Burr has resigned as manager of Stafford Rangers after winning just once in their last nine league games.
The Northern Premier League side sit five points above the relegation zone, but suffered a 4-1 defeat at Nantwich on Boxing Day.
Burr, the former Kidderminster, Chester, Southport and Stalybridge manager, joined Stafford in the summer, overseeing a squad rebuild although has been unable to push the club up the division.
Burr said: “I have taken the decision to resign from Stafford Rangers. I would like to thank the Board of Directors for all their support during my short time at the club.
“It has been a tough year on a personal note. I would like to wish everyone connected with the club all the very best for the future.”
A statement from the club’s board added: “It is with regret that today we have accepted the resignation of our manager Steve Burr.
“We would like to thank Steve for all his hard work and passion during the last few months. He has worked tirelessly from the start, building a new team from scratch and we would like to wish him all the best in the future.”
Assistant manager Andy Fearn and first team coach Alex Meechan will take over first team affairs in the meantime.