WORCESTER City captain Craig Jones will take interim charge of the club until a permanent manager is appointed, it has been confirmed.

Ashley Vincent resigned alongside his coaching team after last weekend's 3-2 defeat in the FA Vase second-round tie at Shepshed Dynamo.

City announced via their website that the cut off date for applicants to the vacant first-team manager role is Monday14 December at 5pm.

In the meantime, skipper Jones will manage the side through this period, with the help of the reserve team management and other other senior members of the playing squad.

The club released the following statement:

"Worcester City FC can confirm that 1st team Captain Craig Jones will take charge of proceedings during the interim period until a permanent manager is appointed.

"Jones, who has made over 300 senior appearances as a player, brings a thorough understanding of the non-league landscape and is naturally already familiar with leading the team as captain.

"Jones will be supported by other senior members of the playing squad in addition to receiving technical and coaching support from the reserves team management.

"This decision was made following in-depth consultations with the 1st team players and reserve team management to ensure the best possible conditions for the team to perform until a new manager is in place."