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Assistant manager John Schofield leaves Cheltenham Town

John Schofield
Schofield holds football's highest level coaching badge, the UEFA pro licence

Assistant manager John Schofield has left Cheltenham Town after 15 months at the club, during which time he had a nine-game spell in caretaker charge.

His departure comes as manager Mark Yates restructures his backroom team.

"As always you leave with a heavy heart and the process of looking for another job starts now," Schofield told BBC Radio Gloucestershire.

"That's football, so we get on with that, move on and hopefully the football club will move on as well."

Schofield, who has managed Lincoln City in the past, joined the Robins in March 2009 as assistant to Martin Allen following the departure of former club stalwart Bob Bloomer.

He became caretaker manager when Allen was placed on gardening leave five months later, but reverted back to being number two when Mark Yates was appointed in December, with Neil Howarth following Yates from Kidderminster as first-team coach.

Schofield's is not bitter about having to look for a new job.

"Cheltenham's environment's very good, there's good training facilities, good staff there, there's a good feel about the place," he said.

"I always enjoyed my time at Cheltenham, but the environment we work in, we know that's around the corner."



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