ALBION Sports have announced the shock departure of chairman Jaj Singh, manager John Francis and assistant boss Gurbinder Johal.

Singh and his family have been involved with the club for around a quarter of a century, so the club will feel a strange place without him

Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division side Albion said in a statement that they "reluctantly announce" that the trio "have all decided to leave their respective positions with immediate effect."

It continued: "Although the news comes as a shock, the club fully respect their decisions.

"Albion Sports FC would like to place on record our appreciation to Jaj and family for their loyalty and all round contribution over the last 25 years.

"Also, a huge thank you to the management team of John and Gurbinder for their commitment and contribution during their time at the club.

"We wish them all the very best with whatever the future holds.

"However, life goes on and none of the above will affect the status nor direction of the first team, as we gear up for 2020/21 season in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

"Further announcements will be made in the coming days as we start our new journey into the future."