Manager Adam Stevens has parted company with Grantham Town after three and half years at the club following the club`s Evo-Stik League Premier play-off final defeat.
Stevens, who joined the Gingerbreads initially as assistant-manager to Wayne Hallcro in November 2014, steeped up to become manager in January 2015 following the departure of Hallcro.
Having previously managed Coalville Town, Stevens led Grantham to a twelfth-placed finish at the end of his first season.
In his first full season in charge, the Gingerbreads finished in eighteenth place, before mounting back-to-back play-off challenges during the 2016/17 and 2017/18 campaigns.
Having ultimately fallen short during the 2016/17 season, having had two remarkable unbeaten runs the club eventually fell just five points short of the play-offs, finishing in eighth position.
Stevens looked to put that right during what proved to be his final campaign as manager, as he led the club to a fourth-place finish and a play-off berth that had eluded him the previous season.
However, despite beating Warrington Town 3-0 in the semi-final, the Gingerbreads again came up short, as they lost the final 2-0 to Ashton United.
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