Date: 26th July 2016 at 11:33am
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Steven Pressley has resigned from his position as manager of Fleetwood Town, the League One club have announced today.

The 42-year-old, who took over at Highbury Stadium last October, when he was appointed as Graham Alexander’s replacement, departs the Fylde Coast outfit just 11 days prior to the start of the forthcoming 2016/17 English Football League One season.

In his nine months in the dugout at the Lancashire club, the former Scotland international guided the Cod Army to safety in the third-tier come the conclusion of last term, as they finished 19th in the league, five points clear of the relegation places.

Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Fleetwood released a statement on Tuesday morning on their official website, which read: “Fleetwood Town can confirm we have agreed to accept the resignation of manager Steven Pressley.

“The decision was made this morning following a meeting with the 42-year-old where it was agreed it would be best to take the club in a different direction.

“Fleetwood Town would like to thank Steven for his professionalism and effort during his nine months at Highbury, particularly in successfully maintaining the club’s League One status last season. Our focus will now turn to the prompt recruitment of a new manager to take the club forward.”

Pressley has accumulated over a decade of experience, having also managed Heart of Midlothian, Falkirk and Coventry City.

Fleetwood start the new season with an away trip to recently promoted Northampton Town at Sixfields on Saturday, August 6.

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