GRAHAM BARROW has resigned as manager of Wrexham.

The 64-year-old was only appointed Reds boss on December 18, penning a two-and-a-half year contract, following a spell in temporary charge after Sam Ricketts left to take over as manager of League One side Shrewsbury Town earlier in the month.

Originally brought in as Ricketts' assistant last summer, Barrow leaves Wrexham fifth in the National League table, just four points behind leaders Leyton Orient.

It means Wrexham are looking for a third manager of the season and Barrow's successor could be in place as early as tomorrow, with ex-Reds midfielder Bryan Hughes linked with the position.

A club statement released tonight read: "Wrexham Football Club can confirm that Graham Barrow has resigned from his position as First Team Manager of Wrexham AFC.

"Graham has been a major part of our season to date and leaves the club four points from the top of the league with 15 games remaining.

"We would like to thank Graham for his efforts and contribution in his time at the Club and he leaves with our very best wishes.

"The Club will make a further announcement tomorrow regarding a replacement First Team Manager."