Swindon Town Women manager Mike Cook has departed his role to take over as manager of Gloucester City, to be replaced by Richard Wood.

The 54-year-old joined Town in April of this year and oversaw the first six matches of this season but has decided to return to the men’s game with the National League North outfit.

He will be replaced in his role with Swindon by assistant manager Wood ahead of the team’s trip to Portishead Town in the FA Women’s National League Division One South this weekend.

Wood has been involved in the set-up at Town since pre-season began in June and has previously worked at Cheltenham Town Ladies and Forest Green Rovers Women.

A statement on the Swindon Town website said: “We'd like to thank Mike for all his efforts during his time with the club and would like to congratulate Richard on his new role as he looks to build on the Women's team's positive start this season.”

Cook, who was born in Stroud, has had one previous spell manging the Tigers, taking charge in January 2019 before eventually departing in November of the same year, having also played for and been assistant manager of the club.

He said in a statement on the Gloucester website: “I'm proud and humbled to be back managing Gloucester City. We're really excited to be here, we've got unfinished business and we're going to give it everything we've got starting with Darlington on Saturday.”