Walsall sack manager Chris Hutchingsby Mick Bates / 04 January 2011, 14:28Tweet
Today Walsall have sacked Chris Hutchings as manager of the League One side along with the assistant manager Martin O'Connor. This is the second League One manager sacked today following Charlton's dismissal earlier of Phil Parkinson. Hutchings himself a former player at Walsall in the 1990/91 season joined Walsall as manager in January 2009 taking over from Jimmy Mullen who was himself sacked after less than a year in charge.
Walsall have had a very poor season under Hutchings charge winning only 5 games so far this season, their last win was on 12th December ironically against Chartlon. In his last game in charge Walsall were defeated 4-1 at Peterbourgh on New Years Day a game in which the assistant was sent to the stands and Walsall took an early lead only to be routed in the second half.
The Saddlers are currently sitting at the bottom of the table eight points away from safety on 17 points. The club Chairman Jeff Bonser has acted now while there is still time this season to save Walsall from relegation to Npower League Two.
According to some initial reported to the sackrace former Hull City manager manager Phil Brown is being lined up to take over the role as manager, in 2009 Brown managed to achieve what was thought to be impossible when he his team were promoted to the Premier League after winning the Championship play offs in 2008.
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