Manager Martin Allen has left Cheltenham by mutual consent despite being formally cleared by the club of racial misconduct.

Allen was the subject of allegations he racially abused a nightclub bouncer in October and was subsequently placed on gardening leave by the Coca-Cola League Two club.

Allen strenuously denied the claims and Gloucestershire Police confirmed last month that no action would be taken in connection with the incident.

Cheltenham nevertheless commenced a detailed internal investigation into the claims and on Friday absolved the 44-year-old of his duties.

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