Bray Wanderers have confirmed that manager Trevor Croly has departed the club by mutual consent. 

Croly was absent from the dugout for Saturday's win over Limerick amid speculation he had left the post over unpaid wages to the players.

A statement on behalf of the Bray players emerged in the aftermath of the game, confirming a hold-up on payments, while the club then claimed that it was a clerical issue and had been resolved.

Today, the Seagulls and Croly issued a joint statement to announce his exit.

It read: "As a result of rumours and statements made by both the players and the club in recent days, both the club and Trevor Croly wish to clarify the position of the manager.
 
"The club and Trevor have agreed that he will leave the club by mutual consent. 
 
"We confirm that he is parting on amicable terms and wishes the club, the players and the fans well for the future. He is grateful to the Board for the professional manner in which they have handled his departure."

The former Shamrock Rovers boss said “It has been a privilege to manage this team and this group of players.

"Unfortunately, I am unable to continue in my role for reasons which must remain between the club and myself.  I will be making no further comment on the matter and wish everyone at the club well for the future.”

Wanderers chairman Denis O’Connor said: “It’s unfortunate that we are losing Trevor at this time given the recent upturn in the club’s fortunes but we depart on good terms and we will not be commenting further."