The club can today confirm that first-team coach, Kevin Maher, has joined Southend United to take up the role of Head Coach at the Roots Hall outfit.
Maher made over 450 appearances for Southend over a ten-year spell during his playing career, captaining the Essex side to successive promotions.
The 44-year-old was appointed first-team coach at Rovers in the summer of 2019.
CEO Martyn Starnes commented, "Kevin leaves with our best wishes and we would like to thank him for his service to the football club.
"Once the formal approach was made and knowing Kevin’s strong connections to Southend United, we couldn't stand in his way to pursue this opportunity and we wish him the very best of luck in his future career."