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Allen agrees Robins exit
12 Dec 2009 - 11:37:13
Cheltenham Town have finally parted company with manager Martin Allen following an investigation into charges of racism which ended with him being cleared of any wrongdoing.
An official club statement read: "Cheltenham Town Football Club wish to announce that following detailed discussions which have taken place between the club and Martin Allen and their respective legal advisers, it has been agreed that Martin Allen will leave his position as manager of Cheltenham Town with immediate effect.
"The departure is by mutual consent following confidential terms of settlement being reached in relation to Martin Allen's contract.
"The club wish to place on record that it has conducted a full investigation and considered a substantial amount of evidence regarding recent press allegations relating to Martin Allen's conduct.
"Following its detailed consideration of the evidence, the club concluded there was no evidence to support allegations of racial abuse and the club has cleared Martin Allen of all such charges.
"The club fully accepts that Martin Allen is not a racist and notes the strong evidence that he has, throughout his career, supported the interests of black and ethnic minority players.
"The club wishes to thank Martin for his contribution to the club and wishes him well for the future."
John Schofield remains in charge at Whaddon Road for the time being, although the Robins have invited applications for their managerial post.