POOLE Town launched a search for a new reserve-team manager after Dan Herrington left the club with immediate effect.

Dolphins on Saturday announced the decision had been taken due to “irreconcilable differences” between Herrington and first-team boss Tom Killick.

The Southern League South outfit said the move had not been taken lightly but felt it was needed “for the greater good of the club”.

Herrington worked at the Tatnam outfit for many years, guiding a youth side through the age groups before taking the role with the reserve team for 2018-19.

Chairman Chris Reeves told the Daily Echo: “Dan has been an absolutely magnificent servant to the club. He was tremendous bringing the age group through, which was an exceptional group of players.

“A reserve-team manager is probably one of the most difficult roles to fill in any club. It is very different to an age-group manager bringing youngsters through. The relationship between the reserve-team manager and the first-team manager has to be absolutely spot on.

“There have been differences between Tom (Killick) and Dan. Throughout all my years in my role within the club, I have always discussed footballing issues with the managers, in particular Tom.

“I have given my opinion and my advice but, ultimately, on footballing issues the manager’s decision is final and that has been the situation here.”

Dolphins said Killick hoped to appoint Herrington’s successor “very soon”.

Discussing the need to find the right replacement, Reeves said: “It is critically important as can be seen through three or four of our current first-team squad.

“Players have come through the ranks at Poole and it is something we are very proud of. We have a great youth set-up and we want there to be a pathway.”