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Crawley axe manager with crunch games remaining after dismal run of form



Crawley Town have sacked manager Mark Yates following a dreadful run of form, report BBC Sport


Six successive defeats have cost the former Cheltenham Town boss his job, as well as assistant coach Jimmy Dack.

After replacing former Aston Villa manager John Gregory in May 2015, the 46-year old was able to muster just 13 wins in 47 games in charge of the Reds.

There were grand aspirations put in place following their takeover in March, though Yates has clearly been unable to match them thus far.

The aim is thought to be making to the Championship with 8-10 years, though they were relegated from League One last year and their dreadful form has left them just three points above the drop zone.

The West Sussex outfit face a crunch trip to Dagenham on Saturday, aiming to secure their safety in what has been a miserable season at the Broadfield Stadium.

‘The recent form and performance of the team suggests change is needed,’ read a club statement.

‘The board will be interviewing potential candidates in the next few days to make the right appointment to move the club forward.’

Is this the right decision with so much to play for and so little time?

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: Crawley axe manager with crunch games remaining after dismal run of form

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