Stevenage took drastic action after their terrible start to the season, with Dino Maamria getting the sack after just seven matches, as reported by the BBC.
The Tunisian took Boro to within a whisker of the play-off spots last season but has had a nightmare start to the current campaign. They’re currently second from bottom in League Two and haven’t had a single win as yet this season.
The board have acted early in relieving him of his duties, despite his success last season. With only Scunthorpe keeping them off the bottom of the table, they’ve felt the time was right for a change.
Maamria was popular with supporters for his passionate celebrations and his ability to bring in quality loan players. Ilias Chair came from QPR last season and helped them up the table, but he’s been unable to find the same spark from this year’s recruits.
The Boro hierarchy have a big decision to make now; we think these three might be a viable option to succeed Maamria at Broadhall Way.
Sampson was first team coach under Maamria and has previously been in charge of the England Women’s team. He’s been appointed caretaker manager, but he must be in with a shout of taking it full time.
Few have made the step from one gender to the other successfully, but Sampson is a decorated coach and a couple of good results in the interim period will strengthen his case
Garrard became the youngest manager in the top five divisions when he took over at Boreham Wood, he’s still only 33-years-old.
Garrard took his side to the National League play-offs in 2018 and is developing his skills all of the time. He would be a bold appointment.
Westley is an experienced manager who is well-known to the Stevenage fans. He was most recently at Barnet, but his familiarity with the club could lead him back for one last swansong.
He knows the division and the culture of the side, but might not be an inspiring choice.