BRENDON King has left his post as manager of Sydenhams Wessex Premier outfit Hamworthy United with his successor expected to be announced in the next few days.

Hammers chairman Steve Harvey confirmed the club would not be advertising the role, with the incoming manager set to follow a three-year promotion plan.

He told the Daily Echo: “We feel it is time we change how the playing side is set-up quite drastically and that means bringing in a new manager with a slightly different way of thinking.

“We spent a little bit more money last season but now we have decided to try to develop our own players in-house and make use of the great facilities we have available to us.

“The new manager will help us follow a three-year plan to get into the Southern League.”

Former Weymouth boss King arrived at the County Ground in November 2016 and guided Hammers to their highest Wessex Premier finish of fifth in his first full season in charge.

“Brendon is a lovely man who is a good manager at our level and above,” added Harvey.

“We are extremely grateful for the efforts of Brendon during his time here and we are proud of him for achieving the club’s highest finish.

“However, as a club, we feel it is time to move in a new direction in order to eventually achieve promotion.”