Daryl McMahon has left his post as Ebbsfleet United manager by ‘mutual consent.’

A statement released by the National League club announced that McMahon has left after three years in charge of The Fleet having guided them to the play-offs in each of the last three seasons.

The former West Ham, Port Vale and Leyton Orient player, 36, who also had a two-year spell with Ebbsfleet, leaves the club 15th in the league on the back of a 1-0 win over Barrow.

“We believe it is the right decision for the club at this point in our development on and off the field,” said club owner Dr Abdulla Al Humaidi.

“Daryl has worked tremendously hard in getting this club into the National League and consolidating us there. Naturally, this is a disappointing day for myself and the board in parting ways with someone who has been part of the very fabric of our club for the past three years.”

Fans of the club were untied in their disappointment of the news.

Some were sceptical of the decision, calling on underhand tactics from the board:

The club have not yet revealed a replacement for the position.