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‘Shame’, ‘About time!’ – Plenty of Southend United fans to significant club decision



League One Southend United have sacked manager Chris Powell after a run of eleven straight defeats that has seen The Shrimpers drop to 20th in the League One table and only outside the relegation zone on goal difference.

Announcing the news in a statement on their official website on Tuesday morning, the club said: “It is with much regret that the Club has this morning terminated Chris Powell’s contract.

“The results over a number of weeks, eleven games without a win, has impacted all concerned and immediate changes needed to be made.”

The club also confirmed that Head of Academy Ricky Duncan would take temporary charge of the first team.

Powell, who played for the club for almost six years between 1990 and 1996, took over as manager at Roots Hall in January 2018, guiding the club away from the relegation zone to a tenth place finish in the League One table.

Following the announcement, a number of Southend fans took to Twitter to react to the news, where many fans expressed disappointment for Powell, but felt that the time was right from a football viewpoint:

Others however were more immediately concerned with the club’s prospects of League One survival:

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Article title: ‘Shame’, ‘About time!’ – Plenty of Southend United fans to significant club decision

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