Yankey took charge “until the end of the season” when she was appointed in February

Former England winger Rachel Yankey has left her role as head coach of Women’s Championship club London Bees.

The 39-year-old, who won 129 caps for her country and scored 19 international goals, had been in charge of the Bees since February on a short-term deal.

The former Arsenal star initially arrived at The Hive as a member of the coaching staff last June, before replacing outgoing Luke Swindlehurst.

A London Bees statement on Thursday thanked her for her time at the club.