Mansfield Town Part Company With Graham Coughlan

Mansfield Coughlan

Mansfield Town have parted company with manager Graham Coughlan.

The decision immediately follows Mansfield’s 4-2 loss to Barrow at Field Mill on Tuesday night.

Graham Coughlan Leaves Mansfield Town

Bad Form

Mansfield Town find themselves without a league win all season. In their nine games, they have drawn five and lost four and sit third from bottom. They have a goal difference of minus-six, in which only Morecambe (in 12th) have a worse goal difference of the teams above Mansfield.

Coughlan had taken over in December 2019 and guided them to 21st place when the 2019/20 season League Two was concluded with an unweighted points-per-game system in use.

Mansfield’s last league win came before lockdown in March, a 2-1 win over Northampton Town. Since the return, Coughlan fortunes have gotten worse than previous and it had been decided there is no way out.

Search for Replacement Underway

Chairman John Radford and co-chairwoman Carolyn Radford said in a joint statement: “Unfortunately, despite an overhaul in the playing squad during the close season, and with significant backing, we have not acquired the results needed at this stage of the season.

“We have parted company amicably and thank Graham for his endeavours and wish him every success in the future.

“Fresh leadership is now required to turn around our season.

“The process for a new manager is now underway. We will be guided by our chief executive, David Sharpe, and will take the necessary time to ensure that we appoint the right manager for Mansfield Town Football Club.”

Games Keep on Coming for Mansfield

Mansfield will be looking to get a manager who can lead them up the table as soon as possible. It is not mentioned who will take charge of the next game, should anyone be needed before an appointment is made.

The Stags host Walsall on Saturday, October 31, 2020, before a trip to Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, as the games come thick and fast.

Later, Mansfield will travel to Sunderland‘s Stadium of Light in the FA Cup first round on Saturday, November 7, 2020.


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