Welsh Premier League: Andy Preece leaves Airbus UK

Andy Preece
Andy Preece has also managed Bury, Worcester City and Northwich Victoria

Airbus UK have parted ways with director of football Andy Preece just days before their first game of the Welsh Premier League season.

Andy Thomas has been named as interim manager as the club prepare to host Cardiff Met on Sunday, 14 August.

Preece, 49, arrived at Airbus in 2012.

"We leave the club in a stable position and whilst I would have loved to have continued taking the club forward, it is now time for a fresh challenge," he said.

"I wish all associated with the club the very best and hope the club will continue achieving its targets and rewarding the fans for their unwavering levels of support."