Carey resigns as Falmouth Town manager
The club announced the news late last night and will seek to appoint a new manager as soon as possible, with reserve team coach Paul Murray and current Town player Wayne Quinn both touted as possible replacements.
A statement released by the club's directors said: "Following the resignation of Alan Carey from Falmouth Town the Directors would like to thank him for his efforts over the last few years and wish him well in the future.
"The Club is now looking for a 1st team manager and wolud welcome applications in writing to the Club Secretary at Bickland Park from anyone who may be interested in the post."
Carey was appointed in January 2009, after successful periods in charge of Mullion and Porthleven, guiding the Fishermen to five runners-up spots in the South Western League in the late 1990s, as well as the runners-up spot in the Cornwall Senior Cup.
He then took over at Bodmin where he won the league and cup double before making the move to Bickland Park in order to be closer to family.
But a poor start to this season's league campaign has seen Carey under pressure, and a shock Throgmorton Cup defeat on Friday night at the hands of struggling Penzance appears to have been the final straw.
Falmouth Town host current league champions Bodmin at Bickland Park on Tuesday night.