Shrewsbury Town manager Graham Turner resigned from his post this afternoon as his team battle for survival in League One.
The Shews 3-0 defeat to Rotherham at the weekend leaves them a point about the relegation zone, leading Turner to think now was the right time to step down.
The 66-year-old told the official website: "It's a very sad decision, It's a club that I've really enjoyed working at. It's a club that gave me my first opportunity in management so I'll always appreciate that and will always be close to the club."
Whilst the club released an official statement: "Graham Turner has taken the decision to step down as manager of Shrewsbury Town Football Club.
"He feels recent results culminating in Saturday's 3-0 defeat against Rotherham meant it was now the right time to stand down.
"Graham said: "It's a very sad decision. It's a club that I've really enjoyed working at, it's a club that gave me my first opportunity in management so I'll always appreciate that and will always be close to the club."
The Englishman guided Shrewsbury to the third tier of English football in 2012 as well as keeping them in the league last year but he now believes he has given the team enough time to preserve their place in the league with 19 games to go.
He also stated that he has made the decision to retire from football management.
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