Tranmere Rovers open search for third manager in four months after sacking Mike Jackson

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 31 October 2020, 18:00

Tranmere Rovers have terminated the contract of manager Mike Jackson in the aftermath of Saturday afternoon’s 1-0 defeat to Morecambe.

It was only Jackson’s 13th match in charge of the club since he replaced Micky Mellon in July, however a return of just three wins - two of which came in the league - saw his employers take action, as they now open up the search for a third manager in just four months.

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Jackson leaves Tranmere 18th in League Two, five points above the relegation zone and eight points adrift of the play-off places.

In a statement, Chairman Mark Palios said: 

"I appointed Mike because he was an excellent coach who had some forward-thinking ideas and had played a big part in the two promotions enjoyed under Micky Mellon's tenure. 

"I therefore felt he deserved the chance to make the step up this summer when Micky left the Club. Despite the fact that this is a season which has thrown up challenges that no manager has had to face before I have regrettably come to the conclusion that it is right for the Club to make a change of manager. 

"This is a season which could still yet be shortened due to Covid so we do not have the luxury of time to turn things around.  

"The Club will always be grateful to Mike for his contributions first as a player and then as assistant manager as well as his efforts as first team manager. He has always shown himself to be a great professional in whatever role he served the Club and we wish him well for the future."

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