AFC Fylde manager James Rowe has resigned at the non-league club.
The ex-Chesterfield boss was charged with sexual assault this week.
A statement from the Fylde club read: “Following a meeting this afternoon, the board have accepted James Rowe’s resignation as manager of the club.
“Andy Taylor will assume temporary responsibility pending the appointment of a new manager.
“At this point there will be no further comment from anyone.”
Rowe, 39, is said to have sexually assaulted a woman in Chesterfield in November last year.
The former West Ham Academy manager was in charge of Chesterfield at the time and left the club in February following a “mutual consent” suspension.
Rowe is scheduled to appear in court next month.
In a statement from Derbyshire Constabulary: “A man has been charged with sexual assault.
“In January of this year, officers received a report of a man who had sexually assaulted a woman in Chesterfield, with the offense allegedly having taken place in November 2021.
“James Rowe, 39, of Breaston in Derby, has now been charged and is scheduled to appear before magistrates at the Chesterfield Justice Center on Monday November 7.”
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