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Mansfield Town sack their manager following playoff failure

Mansfield Town have confirmed the sacking of David Flitcroft following their playoff semi final loss to Newport County this week.

He guided them to 4th place in League Two, however missed out on automatic promotion after losing and handing that place to Milton Keynes Dons, and then losing 5-3 on penalties to the Exiles in the two legged playoffs.

The club statement read: “Despite a season of progress, we were unable to fulfil our primary objective of earning promotion to League One, despite having a number of games to achieve this ambition.

“We thank David and his staff for their tireless endeavours and part ways amicably. David and his staff have been highly professional throughout their tenures and we wish them genuine success in the future.”

Commenting on the new appointment of John Dempster as manager, Mr Radford said: “In John, we have a man who is considered to be one of the brightest and most innovative young coaches in football.

“His success with the youth team over the past few seasons has been remarkable and he now deserves the opportunity to manage the first team.

“John will have our full backing. He is appointed as manager of a club which is widely considered as one of the best operations in football.

“His rebuilding process starts today and we encourage all Stags’ supporters to welcome John into the position as a new era at One Call Stadium gets under way.”


Fans took to social media to give their reaction to the sacking with some predicting it – find out what they said on the next page.


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