MATT Tubbs has resigned as Poole Town manager just six months after being appointed at Tatnam Farm.

The former Cherries striker informed Poole’s board on Monday evening that he would be stepping down as manager of the Dolphins.

Tubbs was brought in from Southern League Division One South outfit Bashley in September, his first game a 5-3 defeat away at Hayes & Yeading on Saturday, September 9.

Brought in to fight for promotion and replace legendary boss Tom Killick, Tubbs lost 13 of his 26 games in charge as Dolphins slipped down the league table.

After steadying the ship following player departures in the wake of Killick’s dismissal, frequent postponements due to a waterlogged pitch at Tatnam Farm left Tubbs and his side constantly kicking their heels.

Only strugglers Plymouth Parkway have played fewer league matches than Poole this term, the Dolphins with up to five games in hand on sides in and around them in the Southern Premier League South table.

Last weekend’s home clash with Hungerford Town was postponed a day in advance, with Tubbs’ last game in charge a 3-1 defeat away at league leaders Chesham United on Saturday, February 24.

Poole are currently 13th, seven points above the relegation spots after a run of seven league defeats.

Despite pre-season ambitions of at least a play-off finish, Dolphins are 14 points off fifth-placed Merthyr Town, albeit with three games in hand over the Welsh side.

The current streak of losses is Poole’s worst since the 1995/96 season, when they lost 41 out of 42 league matches before a final day draw at home to Bashley.

Dolphins are next in action on Wednesday night, when they travel to promotion hopefuls Gosport Borough (7.45pm).

It is currently unknown who will lead Poole for the fixture.

A statement on Poole Town’s social media read: “We have made swift and positive progress in putting together a replacement management set up to steer the team through to a point where a new manager is appointed.”