CORWEN FC manager Nick Jones has departed the club by mutual consent.

The club says Jones, who only took over in June following the departure of Sion Tudor from the role of manager, has left to pursue coaching opportunities elsewhere - in pursuit of his UEFA B Licence.

Jones took up the role on a permanent basis, having also previously worked as caretaker manager at the club following the departure of another former manager, Danny Jellicoe.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic putting a halt to football for the best part of the year, until friendly fixtures resumed from November 9, Jones never had the chance to take charge of an official match whilst manager of Corwen.

Despite this, he took to Twitter to thank the club for his time there.

Jones said: "Thank you to everyone at the club for my short time in charge, and thank you for understanding my decision. I wish the club, players, staff, committee, all the very best, looking forward to a new challenge."

Corwen will be playing in the new-look Ardal North East League (tier three) when the season eventually gets underway, having been relegated from the Cymru North division last season.

As the club looks for a new manager to replace Jones, director of football Ian Evans will take charge of training for the time being, observing strict Covid-19 guidelines, in conjunction with Corwen FC's Covid officer Alan Hughes.

Wishing Jones the best of luck, a club statement read: "Nick leaves with the club’s best wishes and thanks – we will make a further announcement shortly with regard to appointing his successor."

Despite being granted a licence to play in tier two next season, Corwen have dropped down to tier three following relegation.

However, it's not all doom and gloom at the club, as volunteers have been hard at work erecting the new 250-seater 'Huw Chick Jones stand' at the club's War Memorial Park ground, after it was granted planning permission back in March.

It has been named after the long-serving club official and county councillor Huw Jones who died in February.