AFC Wimbledon will today begin life without Terry Brown after he was sacked following a board meeting on Wednesday. Brown - whose achievements and impact at the club mean he will always be fondly remembered - ultimately paid the price for disappointing results towards the end of last season combined with a poor start to the current campaign. Simon Bassey has been placed in temporary charge of the League Two club as they begin the process of finding Brown’s replacement.
The Dons are currently languishing just two places above the relegation zone following a dire run of four consecutive defeats, with their only win coming on the opening day of the season. Brown's final game in charge was a 1-0 defeat at home to Torquay on Tuesday, with the 60-year-old obviously knowing his fate, as he bid tearful farewell to the fans at the final whistle. His exit was then confirmed the next day after a board meeting.
Brown was appointed Dons manager back in May 2007. During a successful five years at the club he led them to three promotions, from the lowly depths of the Ryman League up to League Two, for which the supporters will always be extremely grateful for.
As of yet there are currently no next manager odds available but when the bookmakers’ open the market the odds will appear on this page: Next AFC Wimbledon Odds. Former Northern Ireland manager Lawrie Sanchez and ex-Brentford boss Andy Scott are reportedly the early favourites for the vacancy.