Glamorgan have dispensed with head coach Robert Croft after three years at the helm.

The former England spinner represented the county for 23 years as a player and joined the coaching staff following his retirement, taking the top job in 2016 when succeeding Toby Radford.

He has been unable to bring success to Sophia Gardens and has paid the price for a nightmare year.

Glamorgan finished bottom of the County Championship, failed to qualify for the T20 Blast quarter-finals and won just once in the One-Day Cup.

"After finishing my playing career it was one of my dreams to coach at this great club and I am pleased to have been able to fulfil that dream and play a part in developing the next generation of Welsh cricketers," said Croft.

"I leave knowing that Glamorgan has a number of extremely talented cricketers who can take the club forward.

"Although our County Championship campaigns did not got as I would have liked, we were able to compete admirably in the shorter formats with a small and young squad of players.

"Glamorgan will always hold a big piece of my heart and I would like to wish the club and supporters well for the future."

The county ordered an external review at the end of the season carried out by former Dragons head of elite performance, and ex-England Cricket fitness coach, Huw Bevan.

Last week Hugh Morris stepped down as director of cricket to concentrate on his role as chief executive and that job will be filled before Glamorgan appoint Croft's successor.

Morris said: "On behalf of the club I would like to thank Robert for the incredible contribution he has made to Glamorgan, not just as head coach but also as a player, assistant coach and ambassador over the last 30 years.

"During his tenure, he has developed a number of young players which Glamorgan will hopefully see the benefit of for years to come.

"He also oversaw the club reaching the quarter-finals of the Vitality Blast in two of his three years in charge, which culminated in our return to Finals Day last year.

"It was an incredibly difficult decision for the board to make, but given our performances in the County Championship we feel it is the right time for a change."