Keith Rowland has left his post as Wingate & Finchley manager, the club has confirmed.

A successful near three-year tenure saw Rowland bring two record-high league finishes to the club as well as a play-off spot after a 2016/17 campaign in which Wingate ended the season fifth.

The decision to leave was reached mutually, with Rowland’s health a consideration, and Wingate & Finchley chairman Aron Sharp, took the chance to praise the work put in by Rowland during his spell in charge.

He said: “Keith felt that he had taken the team as far as he could; I have been absolutely delighted with the success we have had and the progress we have made with Keith as manager, and he leaves on the best of terms.

“We both felt the time was right for a change, in particular as he continues his recovery from recent surgery. We wish him all the best in is next role and for the future, and he will always be welcomed back to Summers Lane.”

Wingate are now in the process of recruiting a new manager and will announce who is to take over from Rowland in due course.