Andy Morrison’s six-year reign as boss of back-to-back JD Cymru Premier champions Connah’s Quay Nomads has come to an end.

The Deeside Stadium outfit have revealed that they “reluctantly accepted” the 51-year-old Scot’s resignation.

The club say an official announcement on Morrison’s successor “will be made in due course”.

Morrison, the former Manchester City, Huddersfield Town and Plymouth Argyle defender, took over in November 2015 with the side bottom of what was the Welsh Premier League.

However, he worked his magic and led the Nomads to their first ever top-six finish and then their maiden campaign in Europe after a play-off victory over Airbus.

A historic 1-0 aggregate defeat of Norway’s Stabaek followed – it was the first time a Welsh side had kept clean sheets in both legs of a European tie.

Six successive European campaigns included a famous 3-2 aggregate victory over Scottish side Kilmarnock, while the 2018 JD Welsh Cup was Morrison’s first piece of silverware as Nomads chief.

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That season also saw the Nomads reach the final of the Scottish Challenge Cup before falling to Ross County.

The 2019-20 season saw Morrison and the Nomads land the big one, the league title, after the coronavirus pandemic resulted in final placings determine on a points-per-game basis.

Earlier that same season, the Nomads triumphed in the final of the Nathaniel MG Cup.

Having broken the TNS stranglehold on the league, the Morrison guided the Nomads to successive championships this May.

After deciding to stay on in a bid to make it three on the trot, Morrison’s men battled bravely in Europe before injuries affected their league form.

Morrison leaves with the Nomads currently sitting sixth in the table with just two wins from their opening six games.

“Everyone at Connah's Quay Nomads would like to thank Andy for his time and efforts at the club over the past six years which have been some of the greatest moments in the club's history,” read a club statement.

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