Liam Buckley's tenure as Sligo Rovers manager has ended by mutual consent.

Buckley took charge of the Bit O'Red at the end of 2018 ahead of the 2019 League of Ireland season, in which the club finished in seventh place, as well as reaching the FAI Cup semi-finals.

In 2020, European football was secured at the Showgrounds for the first time since 2014, after the club finished fourth in the table.

Sligo improved to third last season, but currently find themselves sixth in the table after 17 games.

Club chairman Tommy Higgins said: ''Liam came to the club in 2019 and directed us to securing two seasons of European football since, which is the aim for the club each season.

"Liam carried himself with great dignity throughout, with his experience and knowledge of the League of Ireland being a great asset, and his style of football being pleasing on the eye for our supporters''.

"We wish to send our unreserved thanks to Liam for his commitment during his time and we wish him all the best for the future."

Assistant manager John Russell will take charge on an interim basis, starting with Monday’s home game against Derry City.