Penrith have launched the search for a new manager after confirming Dave Hewson is stepping down.

It was announced Hewson is to vacate the post shortly after the Bonny Blues' 2-1 defeat at Crook Town today.

The loss left Penrith second bottom of Northern League Division One.

His departure has been described as a result of a change in personal and family circumstances.

It ends a near two-year tenure at Frenchfield Park for the former Workington Reds man.

Penrith have invited applications for the job in a posting on their website.

Candidates interested in the position should contact