WEYMOUTH have parted company with manager Brian Stock, the Terras have announced.

Former Wales international and Cherries midfielder Stock exits Weymouth having lost seven successive National League matches, leaving them in the relegation zone.

Stock had been working in Cherries' academy before taking over from Mark Molesley at the Terras in September 2020.

He won just 17 of 69 games in charge, but did turn fortunes around last January on his way to helping the Terras finish 18th on their return to the National League last season, following an 11-year absence.

His final game was Saturday's 1-0 defeat to relegation rivals Southend United, the loss leaving Weymouth in 21st - four points from safety with 23 matches remaining.

During the match against Southend, Stock was subjected to boos and chants calling for his departure from irate home fans.

The ex-Doncaster midfielder told the Dorset Echo post-match that he did not fear for his future, however 96 hours later he has been relieved of his first job in management.

In a brief statement, the Terras said: "Weymouth FC this morning can confirm following a meeting with the board that first-team manager Brian Stock and the club have parted company and that there will be more details to follow later."

The Dorset Echo understands some members of Stock's backroom staff are likely to follow him out of the door.

Weymouth are also expected to be managerless for the FA Trophy fourth round tie at Dartford on Saturday, with the Terras thought to be favouring a temporary in-house caretaker.