Jordan Hulme has called time on his iconic Altrincham career after accepting an offer to reunite with newly-appointed Radcliffe joint-managers Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley.

One of the most colourful and charismatic figures of the Phil Parkinson era, the Alty forward was all set to continue as skipper next season until his old Salford City managerial duo invited him to spearhead their attack in the Northern Premier League Premier Division.

Admitting it was a wrench to leave after scoring over 80 goals in two spells at The J.Davidson Stadium, Hulme penned a message to fans that said: “This is a tough one to write - sadly my time at Altrincham Football Club has come to an end.

“It has been a privilege to represent this great club over the past six years, and to bow out as captain with the club now full time in the National League is an absolute honour.

“To all the fans, I hope you can understand my decision, and I can’t thank you enough for the support you have shown me and the lads along the way to getting this club back where it belongs.

“I’ll be down to see you all at every opportunity I get.

“It’s a very special club, and I’ll miss you all.”

After initially signing him in the summer of 2017 and seeing him score over 30 goals and be named Northern Premier League player of the year in a title-winning first season at the club, Alty boss Parkinson said:

“It’s with a heavy heart that I’m saying farewell to Jordan, as he takes his next step in life back to part-time football, which will give him more long-term security.

“Jord is a club legend in every sense of the word - he helped me and Neil (Sorvel) in our pursuit to get Altrincham back to the National League, breaking records and winning every award you could win in the first two seasons.

“He’s been, for me, one of the best non-league strikers over the last seven years.

“But more than that, one of the very best people you could wish to meet and work with.

“He’s my skipper, and he led from the front every time he took to the pitch.”