Maurice Ross has left his role as assistant manager at Notts County after less than two months.

The former Motherwell coach and Rangers player departs the club as they sit 10th in the Conference Premier League.

The club posted on their club website, confirming Ross had left. A short statement read: "Assistant head coach Maurice Ross has this afternoon left the club with immediate effect.

"We will be making no further comment."

Ross resigned after making an 'ill-judged' comment to a player. 

The Daily Record report Ross as apologising for the comment. He said: "During Saturday’s match at Altrincham, I made an ill-judged comment to a member of our playing staff which has led to my departure from the club.

"I deeply regret the comment, which is not a reflection of the type of person I am, and would like to place on record my apologies to the player in question for the upset I have caused. While it was said in the heat of the moment with no malice intended, it was nevertheless unacceptable and I'm devastated by the impact it's caused.

"I would also like to apologise to the club’s board of directors, supporters & Ian Burchnall, all of whom I have enjoyed working with immensely. The club have handled today’s events impeccably and everyone at Meadow Lane has my full support for the rest of the season and beyond.

"I will be taking some time to reflect on my actions and learn from this experience before continuing my coaching journey."