CHORLEY FC have announced that manager Matt Jansen has stood down.

A post on the club's website said: "This morning, with regret, we have accepted Matt Jansen’s resignation as manager of Chorley Football Club with immediate effect. 

“I have thoroughly enjoyed all the years I’ve spent at Chorley FC,” Jansen told

“I am sure the Club will go from strength to strength with the squad that has been assembled for the new 2018/19 season and wish the team every success in the years ahead.”

It is understood that the news has come as a shock to the club. 

Assistant manager Jamie Vermiglio will be taking the first training session at the club this week.

Among the many achievements for the club included leading the Magpies to back-to-back play-off places in the Vanarama National League North and also FA Cup Round One tie against Fleetwood Town last season.