Following discussions today we must announce that by mutual consent Oxford City Football Club and First Team Manager Mark Jones have parted company.
It goes without saying this was a very difficult decision for the club with Mark's history as a player coach and manager at the club.
We would like to thank Mark for his efforts and achievements during his time as manager. We wish him well with his future aspirations.
Director of football Justin Merritt commented ‘Mark has given everything possible during his tenure as manager and there have been some amazing experiences particularly the FA cup successes. We would like to put on record our thanks to Mark for his professionalism, dedication and efforts with the club. We as a club are determined to continue our development both on and off the pitch with a view of achieving long term success’.
In the short-term Director of Football Justin Merritt and Assistant manager Andy Ballard will lead first team affairs as an interim management team supported by goalkeeping coach Alan Foster and coach Ross Jenkins.
An announcement on the recruitment process for a permanent manager will follow at a later time.