Maciej Tarnogrodzki will take charge of the Bray Wanderers side for their SSE Airtricity League clash with Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds tomorrow evening.

Alan Mathews and his entire backroom staff resigned last night, citing a 'complete breakdown' in communication with the board.

The Seagulls have now confirmed the former Under-19 coach will take charge as caretaker first team coach.

"Bray Wanderers would like to thank Alan Mathews for his service to the club."

Bray have endured a painful start to the season and sit rooted to the bottom of the Airtricity League Premier Division with no points and no goals from their first five games.

The resignation statement from Matthews hinted at major problems at the club, including a claim that the entire management team had not been paid and that players had suffered delays in payments.

"We wish to disassociate ourselves with the direction the football club is heading under the current stewardship and we can no longer serve the club in a professional manner," the statement said.

This morning Bray revealed that Tarnogrodzki would be taking over and the temporary boss welcomed what he said was "a very positive and professional response from the players" in a training session last night.

"We are all now fully focused on Friday and our main priority is picking up points. The plan is very simple. We need to score goals, pick up points and move up the table," said Tarnogrodzki. 

"We have a very talented, young squad who are fully committed to Bray Wanderers. Results will come, we have no doubt.” 

The club statement this morning stated: “Maciej has worked on youth development at Bray Wanderers over the past season and has overseen the Bray Wanderers Under-19s team. He joined the Seagulls in 2012 after a stint at Shelbourne FC.

“Bray Wanderers would like to thank Alan Mathews for his service to the club over the past few months. Alan was an extremely important part of the club’s survival last season. We would also like to thank his backroom team for their dedication and passion for Bray Wanderers.

“Unfortunately results did not go our way during the opening games of the season, however the club is extremely confident this run of form will end and turn around.”