Bobby Crutchley: England & Great Britain men's hockey head coach resigns
Bobby Crutchley has resigned as head coach of the England and Great Britain men's hockey teams.
Crutchley signed a deal in November 2016 that would have seen him in charge until the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
But the 48-year-old said he was now "looking forward to a fresh challenge".
"It has been an incredibly difficult decision to resign, particularly considering how much both the teams mean to me, but I feel the time is right to step down," he said.
"With medals at the European Championships in 2017 and Commonwealth Games in 2018, I think the squad is in a great place to push on to the next level."
Crutchley, who won 80 England caps as a player, had been in charge since 2013 and led the teams to two Commonwealth Games medals, a European medal and a World Cup semi-final.
Sally Munday, England Hockey chief executive, said: "Bobby has been an incredibly loyal and committed servant to our sport and organisation. He cares deeply about hockey and has contributed a large part of his life to coaching at the highest level."