Peterborough Northern Star dropped a bombshell last night (February 20) when they announced the sacking of their managerial team of Darren Jarvis and Michael Goode.
Managing director Tony Zirpolo decided to end the reign of the co-bosses after just over two years at the helm. They were appointed in December, 2012.
In a statement on the club website Zirpolo said: “It is not a decision I have taken lightly, but I don’t feel we have made the necessary progress on the pitch.
“I have very a clear direction in which I want the club to go – something which the managers were made aware of when they were appointed - and I don’t feel that is currently happening.
“It goes without saying that I thank Darren and Michael for their efforts during their tenure at Star and wish them all the best for the future.”
Star are currently seventh in the United Counties League Premier Division standings after a disappointing run of form in the past few weeks.
Jarvis said on twitter that the reasons he had been given for his dismissal were that the academy wasn’t working, he didn’t have enough local players and they don’t train enough.
He described the decision as an ‘absolute joke’, and said he was both ‘annoyed and confused’.
Director of football Domenico Genovese will step into the first-team hotseat for the remainder of the current season - starting with a home clash against Newport Pagnell Town at the Mick George Arena today (February 21) when Star will attempt to claim a first home victory of 2015.
Star will then seek to appoint a new permanent manager in early summer.