MARK Bower has left Bradford (Park Avenue) by mutual consent, with the club set to announce his replacement later this evening.

Bower departs having guided Avenue into the National League North play-offs for the second successive season.

A club statement read: "Bradford (Park Avenue) have agreed by mutual consent that Mark Bower will leave his role as First-Team Manager with immediate effect.

"The club would like to place on record its gratitude to Mark, for his hard work and dedication in his management of the team during three exciting seasons."

Bower said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Bradford (Park Avenue) over the past three seasons and I’m proud of what we have achieved together as a club in that time.

"I would like to thank everybody who has contributed to our success, in particular (owner) Gareth Roberts as, without his support, the incredible moments and memories we have from the past three years, would not have been possible.

"I wish everyone at Bradford (Park Avenue) the best of luck for the new season and beyond.”

Assistant-manager Danny Boshell also departs his role.

Full coverage of tonight's unveiling of Avenue's new boss on the T&A website