Southend United have accepted the resignation of Kevin Bond to the 2019-20 year old after a dreadful start.
The Shrimpers have lost their six League One matches and sit in 22nd place, using Bolton below them due to their deduction for going into administration.
Morning chairman Ron Martin met with Bond on Friday and meeting concluded with all the 62-year-old tendering his resignation.
Bond helped direct Southend to security on the afternoon of this 2018-19 campaign and had taken control in Roots Hall in April.
“Kevin is a sincere professional coach with enormous experience in the business. His accomplishments in maintaining the club League One final season needs to be acknowledged and will long be remembered by the club’s supporters,” Martin explained.
“Unfortunately the euphoria experienced in the conclusion of this season hasn’t translated to the pitch up to now this season.
“But I remain convinced that the players we have at Southend United, including the strong signings created by Kevin Bond, will enable a successful year under the guidance of a new manager.
“The search for that individual begins now.”
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