The League Two side are without a win in 13 games.
Steve Ball Leaves Colchester United After 13 Game Winless Run
Club Statement. #ColU
— Colchester United FC (@ColU_Official) February 23, 2021
Having gone 13 games without winning, Colchester find themselves in 21st place. The U’s are nine points clear of the relegation zone, currently occupied by Grimsby Town – who have a game in hand on Colchester – and Southend United.
Last season, they fell short of promotion, making the play-offs, where they lost to Exeter City. Under Ball’s guidance, Colchester have stumbled a long way down the table and it has been decided that a change is needed.
The statement on the club website featured quotes from owner and chairman Robbie Cowling. He said: “Following the game tonight and a discussion I had with Steve, it was decided that the best way forward was for him to leave his position as head coach.
“Steve has been with the club in different capacities for a long time and I would like it placed on record our thanks to him for his hard work and dedication.
“The club will make no further comment at this time.”
Looking Ahead to What Comes Next
Colchester did not indicate when an appointment will be made and nor who would take charge for the immediate future, should an appointment not be made promptly.
The U’s face a trip to Forest Green Rovers‘ The New Lawn stadium, where they will look to find the winning formula, on Saturday, February 27.
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