BOREHAM Wood will part company with manager Luke Garrard at the end of the season.

Wood sit third from bottom in the National League table after suffering a 4-2 defeat at Southend United on Monday.

And chairman Danny Hunter - who has seen Wood lose six games in succession - has confirmed he will be making a change in the summer.

He said: “This advance announcement is made with a very heavy heart on my part, and because of Luke’s service I want his departure to be dignified, respectful and honest.

"That is very important because he should not be remembered for one disastrous season but for his volume of work over so many seasons.

“I remind those amongst us who think a manager should be sacked every time a club has a bad run, that if I adopted your policy Luke would have gone many times and because I was patient and he was supported, we created magic moments, and look over the years what we’ve achieved together.”

“In the fullness of time, Luke will be remembered for how he kept us up in his early managerial tenure, for the play-off wins and for the day we took our town to Wembley and came so close to the EFL."

Garrard has been in charge of Boreham Wood since 2015.

But Hunter will now be looking for a new boss after opting to act in the aftermath of his side's defeat at Roots Hall.

He added: “After the Southend United game, both Luke and I shared a more emotional supper than normal, but that befits our friendship, our club, our values and our relationship.

“Luke and I have both recognised that April 20th, whatever the outcome of our season, is the right time for us to say our goodbyes for now.

"I feel for nearly a decade we had the greatest chairman/manager collaboration in non-league football but both recognise this last period as one of huge regret.

"Time though will heal the hurt, time will allow history to show that this was the greatest decade of success both on and off the pitch that Boreham Wood Football Club has ever enjoyed.