Huntingdon Town have announced the departure of manager Scott Witherall ‘by mutual agreement’ this lunchtime.

Witherall had been in charge of the United Counties League Premier Division bottom side for almost five months.

He took charge in September following the resignation of previous boss Ian Edge and won three of his 26 games while at the helm - two league games and a Hinchingbrooke Cup tie. He leaves Town 10 points from safety.

Chairman Doug McIlwain told the Hunts Post: “I initially refused to accept Scott's resignation as he has done a great job in difficult circumstances.

“I class Scott as a friend as well as someone I respect in football, and I know the lads all respect him as well.

“But we have now come to a mutual agreement as Scott wants someone who is more experienced to come in and take the club forward.

“We do have someone in mind and I hope to be in a position to make a further announcement early next week.

“We are in a position where a new manager can come in and get a head start for next season.”

Goalkeeper Carl Mackney will take charge of the team when they travel to Newport Pagnell this weekend.

Mackney was also in the hotseat for a 4-0 loss at Desborough last Saturday as Witherall missed that match for family reasons.