OXFORD City Stars are looking for a head coach after Paul Gore stepped down.

The former Milton Keynes Thunder player/coach was only in charge for three matches.

He replaced Simon Anderson in February on a

short-term deal until the end of the campaign.

But it was cut short by the coronavirus pandemic, which saw the English National League scrap the season altogether.

Gore had though made a big impression in his short time at Oxpens and the club were hoping he would stay at the helm.

It proved unworkable, although there is an intention to retain links with Stars and assist if possible.

Gore said: “I really enjoyed coming in and helping the Stars. It’s a great club and with a strong core group of players and is a fantastic opportunity.

“Unfortunately, I am unable to commit to a permanent role due to family commitments, but I wish the club every success and will remain on hand to help where possible.”

Stars have now put the call out to encourage applicants for the post.

Director Greig Box Turnbull said: “We’d like to place on record our thanks to Paul for coming in and helping the club last season.

“He made a real impact in a short space of time and we would have liked to have kept Paul on, but he was always open and honest about his availability.”

Fellow director Jo Mundy said: “We’re grateful for Paul’s contribution and pleased he will serve as an external resource for the club.

“We’re now actively seeking a head coach to take the club forward.

“It’s an excellent opportunity for the right person to run a community-spirited, competitive league one club that is committed to developing young players.”