Manager Liam Cope leaves Harrogate Town Ladies after less than a week as youngster Emmanuel Ilesanmi wins first men's professional contract

Harrogate Town are on the look-out for another new ladies manager after deciding to part ways with Liam Cope after less than a week.

Only five days after former Leeds United assistant manager Cope took over the team, he and the Sulphurites have "mutually agreed" to part company.

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Cope replaced ex-Harrogate player Carey Huegett and the club are now advertising the role again as they look to capitalise on a successful European Championship for England and the women's game as a whole. Harrogate-born Rachel Daly was an ever-present for the Lionesses, who beat Germany in the final to win their first major honour.

PROMOTED: Harrogate Town striker Emmanuel Ilesanmi has been handed a two-year professional contract

Meanwhile, Emmanuel Ilesanmi has become the second men's player to make the step up from the Sulphurites' fledgling academy to its professional ranks.The 17-year-old forward has already played three times for the Sulphurites, and came off the bench 88 minutes into Saturday's impressive 3-0 win over Swindon Town.

His reward has been a two-year contract.

Earlier in the summer George Horbury made history as the first Harrogate player to win a professional contract having come through an academy only set up a year earlier as the League Two club upgrade their infrastructure in their third season in the Football League.

Ilesanmi is currently on the academy's pre-season tour of the Netherlands.