WORCESTER City manager Carl Heeley is the latest director to resign from the troubled club's board.

The former player, who will remain as boss, had only revealed a business plan intended to keep Vanarama National League North outfit City afloat in the short term earlier this month.

Heeley's resignation follows the departure of Worcester City Supporters' Trust directors Mike Davis, Rob Crean and Jem Pitt from the club board.

Calls were made for Anthony Hampson to quit as Worcester chairman by fans after the trust's hopes of making the club, who are groundsharing with Bromsgrove Sporting, a community benefit society (CBS) were dashed by a vote.

Heeley, 47, is general manager for a workwear rental business off the pitch as well as being in sole charge of City after the summer exit of joint boss Matt Gardiner to local rivals and former landlords Kidderminster Harriers.

Hampson revealed he had contacted the trust with details of his vision to move the homeless club forward.

The chairman said in a statement: "I have been advised by Carl he wishes to tender his resignation from the board of directors of Worcester City Football Club Limited.

"Reluctantly, I have accepted his decision and notified Companies House.

"We all know Carl has a high-profile job, which he balances alongside the significant demands of managing the first team.

"Clearly, recent events mean the demands of dealing with the football side are more challenging and he genuinely feels he is unable to devote the necessary time to fulfil his responsibilities as a director.

"I have reluctantly accepted this resignation as I believe it is in the best interests of the football club to allow him to concentrate his energies on first-team football activities.

"The negative reporting associated with the club is clearly having a very damaging effect, none more so than on Carl and the team.

"Despite the obvious differences we have at the moment, I believe we all have a duty to give Carl our undivided support.

"I take my responsibilities as chairman seriously and I have emailed the supporters’ trust chairman and secretary offering what I believe to be a way forward to unify the club and allow it to move forward.

"It is my sincere hope they give this offer serious consideration."