Limerick FC have announced that they have parted company with manager Stuart Taylor.

Taylor took over in January 2013 and led the team to seventh place in SSE Airtricity League Premier Division.

They are currently eighth in the top flight after 18 games this season.

Taylor said the split was amicable and he thanked the club and its fans for their support during his tenure.

He said: "I have really enjoyed my time as manager of Limerick FC and I am very proud of the progress made and what has been achieved by the club over the last 18 months.

"I do now however feel that the time is right for me to step away from the club."

Limerick Chairman Pat O'Sullivan said: "Having spoken to Stuart repeatedly in recent days, this decision is the best for both parties.

"We wish Stuart all the very best in his future career and are confident that someone with his skills and experience will be quickly snapped up."