MANAGER John Snape has quit Worcester City with assistant Ashley Vincent stepping into the top role.

As reported by Worcester News earlier this evening, Snape informed club officials today ahead of meetings with existing and prospective players for the new season.

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A club statement read: "This morning the club was informed that John Snape had tendered his resignation from his position as manager.

"We would like to place on record our thanks to Snapper for all of his hard work over the past three years under very difficult circumstances, he moves on with our best wishes for the future and we hope he gains the success he both craves and deserves.

"Discussions were held between board members and it was decided that the position of manager would be offered to his assistant Ash Vincent.

"We can confirm that since this offer was made, Ash has accepted the position for the coming season.

"Meetings with the playing squad from last season are being held in the coming days, we hope to bring supporters news on the club's retained list as soon as possible after these discussions have been held."

Vincent, who joined as number two in the summer of 2018, took charge of City for spells last season while Snape stepped back temporarily to deal with undisclosed health issues.

Top brass immediately offered the ex-Cheltenham Town and Colchester United frontrunner the main job which he accepted this afternoon.

Vincent had planned to take his first steps in management with West Midlands (Regional) League outfit Cradley Town before linking up with Worcester.