Tranmere Rovers Confirm Departure of Manager Mike Jackson

Tranmere Rovers Mike Jackson

Tranmere Rovers have confirmed that they have sacked first-team manager Mike Jackson.

The 46-year-old leaves the club in 18th place in League Two.

Mike Jackson Leaves Tranmere Rovers

Bad Run of Form

A run of two wins in 10 league games has seen Jackson depart Prenton Park after being appointed before the start of  the season.

Both of those wins came against Scunthorpe United and Southend United, the two sides propping up the division. As a result, the Whites have acted quickly to turn around their season.

It marks a whirlwind last two years for the club. The 2018/19 season saw them promoted via the play-offs from League Two. However, they suffered a miserable campaign last season, collecting just 32 points from 34 games before the season was curtailed.

What Was Said?

Speaking about the departure, Chairman Mike Palios said that he had no choice but to relieve Jackson of his duties.

He said: “I appointed Mike because he was an excellent coach who had some forward-thinking ideas and had played a big part in the two promotions enjoyed under Micky Mellon’s tenure.

“I therefore felt he deserved the chance to make the step up this summer when Micky left the Club. Despite the fact that this is a season which has thrown up challenges that no manager has had to face before I have regrettably come to the conclusion that it is right for the Club to make a change of manager.

“This is a season which could still yet be shortened due to Covid so we do not have the luxury of time to turn things around.

“The Club will always be grateful to Mike for his contributions first as a player and then as assistant manager as well as his efforts as first team manager. He has always shown himself to be a great professional in whatever role he served the Club and we wish him well for the future.”

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