Defeat to Basford means it's Hoole over.

Matlock Town will be searching for a new manager after Dave Hoole resigned from the club on Tuesday.

Matlock Town will be searching for a new manager after Dave Hoole resigned from the club on Tuesday following from their 6-0 defeat away at Basford United on Monday night.

Matlock Town currently sit 21st in the Premier Divison with one win from their opening 6 games and 4 straight defeats, the Basford and FA Cup defeat to Halesowen Town seemed to be the deciding factors in Hoole's decision to step down.

Speaking with Matlock Town's Ian Richardson on Tuesday morning Hoole said “Although we’ve had a run of bad luck with injuries and suspension it doesn’t disguise the fact that eleven men out there haven’t performed well enough and the manner of the defeat at Basford hurt me. The club and the fans deserve better, so I’ve stepped down and someone else can take over. I’d like to thank my staff Shaun Harrad, Danny Cox, Adam Sollitt and Mark Mullins for their support and the club for giving me the opportunity. The fans have also been fantastic and I ask them to keep on supporting as Matlock’s a great club.”

Matlock Chairman Tom Wright added “We’d like to thank Dave not only for his work as first team manager but also for his outstanding contribution to the success of our reserve and development sides. Everyone at the club really wanted things to work out for Dave. It’s been a pleasure to work with him and we’re all sorry it’s ended this way. We wish him all the very best for the future."

Dave took over from Glen Kirkwood and Craig Hopkins in the latter stages of last season, and a strong 6 straight wins and a 2 month unbeaten record helped keep Matlock Town out of the relegation battle.

A statement regarding the successor is yet to be made by Matlock Town.

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