Alan Knill has become the latest victim of this season’s Sack Race after Scunthorpe United sent him packing following a crushing 3-0 home defeat to MK Dons. Knill leaves the Iron 22nd in League One having won just two from 15 matches this season. Bizarrely Scunthorpe have become the fourth club to sack a manager after losing to Crawley Town at some point this season (statistic courtesy of @LiamRedford on Twitter), so League One managers take note!
Knill took charge of the Iron in March 2011 but was unable to save them from relegation down to League One. His first full season at the helm proved to be both a difficult and disappointing one, with the North Lincolnshire side just about avoiding a second successive relegation. Their poor form has continued into the current campaign, with Knill’s men losing their opening four league matches. Results briefly improved during September but a woeful run of seven games without a win has ultimately cost the 48-year-old his job.
In total Knill won just 14 of his 69 league games in charge, which is a damaging statistic for any manager. Keep checking the Next Scunthorpe United Manager page for the latest updates on who is in the running to succeed Knill will at Glanford Park. Early rumours are linking former boss Brian Laws to a return to the club he managed between 1997 and 2006.