Port Vale have sacked manager John Askey after a poor run of results and form. Askey departs after just under two years in charge in which he stabilised the club.
The 56-year-old leaves Vale 17th in the League Two table, just five points clear of the relegation zone.
Port Vale Sack Manager John Askey
A club statement read: “Port Vale have today parted company with Manager John Askey and Assistant Manager Dave Kevan.
“First Team Coach Danny Pugh takes charge of the First Team until further notice.
“The Port Vale Board of Directors would like to thank John and Dave for their service to the club and wish them all the best for the future.”
A Poor Run of Results Sees Askey Pay the Price
Askey leaves Port Vale 17th in the table after a run of one win in their last 11 league games. In that time, the Valiants managed just six points, which has seen their promotion bid take a major hit.
The sole highlight of that rotten run was a thumping win at Bolton Wanderers. Indifferent results and performances have concerned the fans and the Port Vale hierarchy. Askey departs with Vale winless in their last six matches.
Askey was heavily backed in the summer with a big turnover of players, and he built an excellent squad ready to compete for promotion. They started the season well, wining six of their opening ten league games.
But since the start of November, Vale have sunk down the League Two table winning just one league game. They are leaking goals and Saturday’s 4-0 loss to Mansfield Town proved the final nail in the coffin for John Askey.
Danny Pugh Confirmed as Interim Manager
First-team coach Danny Pugh will replace Askey until a permanent appointment is announced. Pugh is tasked with turning Vale’s fortunes around and getting them back into play-off contention.
Pugh’s first game in charge is at home to struggling Grimsby Town – a crucial game for both sides as they look to end their rotten run of form.