Joe Dunne Departs Colchester Unitedby Jack Kitson / 01 September 2014, 12:18Tweet
Transfer Deadline Day is proving to be a costly one for managers, with Joe Dunne becoming the second Football League boss to lose his job, following Graham Kavanagh's exit from Carlisle United. League One strugglers Colchester United have parted ways with Dunne, 41, following a dreadful start to the season, which has seen the Essex club lose their last five consecutive games.
Colchester opened the campaign with a 2-2 draw at home to Oldham, however they have since failed to record a single point, having suffered five defeats on the trot, including a Capital One Cup exit at the hands of Charlton. Saturday's 3-1 loss at home to Peterborough proved to be Dunne's final game in the dugout, and he has now left the club after two years in charge. Dunne, who leaves the club 23rd in the table, won 27 of his 95 matches at the helm.
The U's will be looking to find a replacement sharpish in order to change their fortunes following a woeful start to the campaign. The Next Colchester United Manager Market currently shows Mark Kinsella and Mark Venus as the early frontrunners, followed by Billy Davies, Chris Hughton and Terry Butcher.