Dave Wild has resigned as Mossley manager after 22 months in charge at Seel Park and looks set to join his former Mossley assistant Paul Phillips on the staff at Matlock Town.

He took charge of the Lilywhites for the last time in an emotional 1-0 win over Marske United on Saturday.

Wild joined Mossley in March 2018 as joint manager with Terry Hincks following the sacking of Peter Band and Lloyd Morrision and took charge of Mossley's last eight games of the 2017/18 season.

The 2018/19 season saw Wild & Hincks oversee the Lilywhites finish in 8th place with 65 points from 38 games and ended that campaign with a Manchester Premier Cup Final appearance.

Hincks departed as joint manager as did assistant manager Phil Carratt in the summer of 2019 and ex Mossley and Curzon Ashton boss John Flanagan came in as the new assistant manager.

A turbulant spell on and off the pitch saw Flanagan depart and Paul Phillips appointed as assistant just before Christmas. Phillips' spell at Mossley was unfortunately cut short by his appointment as the new manager of Matlock Town last week and now Wild has followed him to Causeway Lane.

Dave Wild's record as Mossley manager (including with Terry Hincks as joint manager) played 89, won 39, drawn 17, lost 33, goals scored 138 against 134.

The club will now undertake a thorough recruitment process to identify the best person to lead the club going forward.