Truro City manager Paul Wilkinson has left the club to take over at Bury.

Former Everton striker Wilkinson, who had agreed a new two-year deal only two weeks ago, was in caretaker charge at Treyew Road for the final six games last season, which saw the White Tigers relegated from the National League South. 

Bury, who play in English Football League One, have been looking for a manager ever since promotion-winning boss Ryan Lowe left the club to take over at Plymouth Argyle last month.

Lowe guided the Shakers to promotion from League Two last season, but left his role at Gigg Lane as a result of the club's ongoing financial problems, with staff going months without being paid.

Truro will now be looking for their fourth manager in less than 12 months, with Lee Hodges, Leigh Robinson and Wilkinson having departed the Treyew Road hot seat since the start of last season.

In a statement posted on the club's official website, Alex Black said: "Everyone at Truro City Football Club wants to wish Paul the best of luck as he looks to take his career to the next level in League One. It’s an exciting opportunity for any manager and certainly one we wouldn’t stop him from pursuing. Paul has made a significant contribution to the Club and we want to thank him for his input during this time.

"While his absence will be felt, we can reassure players and supporters that the process of recruiting a new manager is well underway and we have already had a number of exciting applicants. We will be in a position to share news of a new appointment as soon as possible.

"In the meantime, our preparations for the forthcoming season continue in earnest with our existing management team assisting with training and match preparation."

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