THE community has been left shocked by the departure of the Barrow AFC manager departing from the club.

The announcement came last night, May 24, when the club confirmed that following a post-season review, Barrow AFC parted company with their manager.

This was due to 'different perspectives on the way forward' between the club and Mr Wild.

"It was mutually agreed that this was the best and most appropriate way to proceed," said a club spokesperson.

"We wish Pete well in his future endeavours.

"All other members of the Management team remain in place reporting to our Sporting Director, Iain Wood, who will now proceed with the search for a Club Head Coach."

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Reacting to the news, Barrow AFC fans have shared their thoughts.

Simon Prodhan said: "Big surprise! No idea regarding a replacement, David Moyes? Ha ha, West Ham will regret letting him go."

Phil Taylor said: "If they are quick Wayne Rooney is available and has a track record. Never ceases to amaze me those in football seem to believe changing the Manager willbring success. Success comes from continuity and togetherness!"

Michael Vandom said: "That’s sad he did really well this year!"

Katherine Herbert: "Thanks Pete! Really appreciate your hard work and dedication! The club has to step up now and sort this out."

Mr Wild had joined the Bluebirds in the summer of 2022, and in his first term at the helm guided Barrow to ninth.

The following campaign they were in the running for a top-seven place for most of the campaign.

But a run of two points from their last seven games saw them miss out on a play-off place by a point.

His departure comes nearly a month after the end of the 2023/24 campaign, and a day after the Bluebirds announced their first summer signing in goalkeeper Wyll Stanway from Chester.