FORMER Eastleigh boss Chris Todd has parted company with Gloucester City "by mutual agreement" – less than three months after taking charge.

The 37-year-old was appointed on an 18-month contract on October 9, replacing Marc Richards who had left to join Hereford.

Todd, who also coaches at South Devon College, had been without a club since resigning as assistant manager of Truro City in August.

The Tigers failed to win any of their 12 National League South games during Todd’s brief reign, banking just four points.

Following Tuesday’s 3-1 defeat to bottom club Weston-super-Mare, which dropped Gloucester into the relegation zone, a number of supporters were calling for him to be sacked.

Todd issued a statement through the club insisting he was “very capable of turning this situation around”, but he was gone less than 24 hours later.

A GCFC statement said: “The club would like to thank Chris for his efforts during his time at Gloucester City and to wish him every success in the future.”

Todd said: “Out of the 12 games in charge I have lost 8 and drawn four. Anyone who was there to watch them fixtures would know that in 10 of them we could easily have taken more points.

“I believe if I had been given more time and resources I would have changed the club’s fortune, but in the world of football you don’t get given time and I understand that.

“I take this as a massive learning curve and will be back stronger than ever.”

Former central defender Todd had cut his managerial teeth with Eastleigh, leading them to the FA Cup third round for the first time in their history in 2015/16 and taking Bolton Wanderers to a replay.

But failure to reach the National League play-offs that season, combined with a stuttering start to 2016/17 with an expensively assembled squad, cost him his job.

Some Spitfires fans felt the rookie boss should have been given more time and, following Todd’s departure, a turbulent season unfolded with Ronnie Moore and Martin Allen coming and going before Richard Hill returned to steady the ship.