GLOUCESTER City have sacked manager Dave Mehew – the man who led the Tigers out of the Southern League for the first time.
The Citizen understands that the former Bristol Rovers striker was dismissed immediately after the Tigers’ 1-1 draw with North Ferriby United the team that started the day as leaders of Skrill North.
Mehew arrived at City in 2006, initially as assistant to Tim Harris but took over as number one when Harris moved into the position of general manager a year later.
Despite never managing a home game in his six-year tenure, Mehew guided the club to promotion from the Southern League courtesy of a play-off win against Farnborough in 2009.
He has since helped the club establish themselves at Skrill North level and has guided the club into the first round of the FA Cup for the past two seasons.
Assistant manager Matt Rose, who Mehew brought to the club last month, is expected to take control of first team affairs for Tuesday’s Skrill North trip to Colwyn Bay along with first-team coach Neil Mustoe.
City gave a much-improved performance against North Ferriby United. Taking the lead with a fantastic Lewis Hogg goal after 26 minutes.
Jamie Yates levelled the scores for the visitors in the second half, while Mehew’s last action as City boss was to watch Jack Harris leave the field after being sent off in the last minute.