Royston Town have confirmed that their "most successful manager of all time" has left the club.

Steve Castle was in charge at Garden Walk for 10 years but was made joint manager alongside Chris Watters in the summer.

And now his time is at an end.

A statement from the Crows said: "Royston Town FC can today confirm the departure of joint manager Steve Castle after 10 years in charge.

"Steve arrived at Garden Walk in December 2013, with the club in Southern League Division One Central.

"He immediately set about instilling a winning mentality, ultimately guiding the Crows to promotion and a place in the Southern League Premier Division.

"We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Steve for his dedication and hard work as manager for the past 10 seasons.

"During his time at the club, Steve has overseen a remarkable period of success, leading us to step three of the non-league pyramid for the first time in the club’s history and establishing us there.

"Steve has also presided over record progress in both the FA Cup and FA Trophy as well as securing the clubs highest honour – the Southern League Challenge Cup. 

"His impact on Royston Town FC has been immeasurable and we are incredibly grateful for Steve’s contribution to the club.

"He is undoubtedly the club’s most successful manager of all time.

"On behalf of everyone at Garden Walk, we wish Steve all the very best for the future."

Castle himself was moved by the weight of the responses to the news.

Speaking on Twitter, he said: "A massive thank you for all the kind comments. A special thanks to the best chairman I’ve ever worked for.

"It's been quite a journey for 10 years. All the best."