Tony Humes succeeds Joe Dunne at Colchester Unitedby Jack Kitson / 02 September 2014, 09:50Tweet
Colchester United have wasted no time in replacing Joe Dunne at the helm after naming Tony Humes as their new manager. Dunne parted ways with the U's on Monday morning, but come late afternoon the League One club had appointed academy boss Humes as his successor in the dugout.
Humes is a former Ipswich and Wrexham defender who had been working as Colchester’s Head of Youth since 2009. Now, in his first managerial role, the 48-year-old will be tasked with be pulling the Essex outfit out of their current rut, with the club slumped down in 23rd following a winless start to the season. In fact the third-tier strugglers have picked up just one point so far, while they have lost their last five games on the trot in all competitions.
Humes first game in charge of the U's is a trip to Walsall on Saturday, with his new side priced at 17/5 (Bet Victor) to carve out their first win of the campaign, while a draw can be backed at 13/5 with the same bookmaker. The Saddlers match is followed by four more September fixtures against Leyton Orient, Sheffield United, Bradford and Crewe.