Ian Culverhouse has left his role as manager of King's Lynn Town. Picture: Ian Burt
Ian Culverhouse was welcomed to The Walks by Stephen Cleeve four years ago.

Ian Culverhouse has left his position as manager of King’s Lynn Town.

The Linnets have struggled to find their feet in the National League this season and are in danger of relegation after picking up just a single point from their nine home games so far.

In a statement issued this afternoon, the club said: “Following a number of meetings and discussions over the past few days between club chairman Stephen Cleeve and the manager Ian Culverhouse,  a mutual agreement has been reached for Ian Culverhouse to leave his role as manager of the club.

“Club Chairman Stephen Cleeve and Ian Culverhouse both agreed this action is in the best interest of the club going forward.”

Cleeve said: “There is no doubting that Ian played an important and integral part in our recent history, not least in gaining back-to-back promotions. However, football is a results-driven business and, given this season’s results and our home form, it was simply not fair to allow the situation to drift any longer for the club or for Ian.

“I would like to place on record my thanks for what Ian has done at the club and would like to wish him well in his future footballing career.”

Ian Culverhouse with the Manager of the Season award after leading the Linnets to the National League North title in 2019/20. Picture: Ian Burt

Culverhouse, 57, first joined the Linnets as manager in 2017, leading them to the Southern League play-off final before quitting. After a short spell as manager of Grantham Town, the former Norwich City player and Canaries Hall of Famer returned to The Walks in 2018 and led the club to victory in the Super Play-offs. A covid-hit season saw the Linnets named as National League North champions for a second consecutive promotion after a curtailed campaign.

Last season they survived in the National League, the top level of non-League football, thanks to there being no relegation.

This season has seen the Linnets struggle, mainly due to a lack of goals and defensive mistakes. They currently sit one place off the bottom with eight points from 17 games, after losing eight games in a row.

Culverhouse had been under contract at The Walks until the end of the 2022/23 season.

The Linnets are now inviting applications for their next manager to find the right person to take them forward. Applications should be sent to chairman@kltown.co.uk

In the meantime, Culverhouse’s assistant Paul Bastock will be looking after team affairs on an interim basis.

Lynn are next in action a week on Saturday, when bottom club Dover Athletic visit The Walks.