Scunthorpe United sacked manager Russ Wilcox following a poor run of results.
Wilcox, who took over last December following ex-Sheffield Wednesday manager Brian Laws’ departure, led the Iron to promotion last season having finished runners-up to Chesterfield in League Two.
The 50-year-old, who worked as Laws’ assistant at Hillsborough, also enjoyed a record-breaking 28-game unbeaten run for a manager’s first spell in charge, surpassing a feat set 125 years ago. For Wilcox’s achievements, he was awarded the League Two Manager of the Year accolade.
However, Wilcox, a former Doncaster Rovers player, has come under increasing pressure in recent weeks with the club winning just two of their 11 league games to sit second-from-bottom in League One. The Iron have lost six of their last seven matches in all competitions, culminating in a 2-1 home defeat to Notts County in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in midweek.
A statement on Scunthorpe’s read: “The club would like to place on record their thanks to Russ and John [Schofield] for their efforts,
Andy Dawson and coach Tony Daws have been placed in temporary charge for the trip to Gillingham this weekend.