Scunthorpe United Part Company With Manager Neil Cox

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Scunthorpe United have announced that they have parted company with manager Neil Cox and his assistant Mark Lillis.

The side sit bottom of League Two, winning just twice in their 15 games this season.

Neil Cox Leaves Scunthorpe United

Struggling Scunthorpe Part Ways with Manager

Following a 2-1 loss to Colchester United at the weekend, Scunthorpe United have taken the decision to part ways with manager Neil Cox and his assistant Mark Lillis.

Sitting rock bottom of the Football League is not a comfortable sight for any club and they have decided to look elsewhere in the fight against relegation.

The club said in a statement on “Scunthorpe United has parted company with first team manager Neil Cox and assistant manager Mark Lillis.

We thank them both for their efforts while with the club.

Coach Tony McMahon and goalkeeping coach Paul Musselwhite will take charge of the team for the Emirates FA Cup first round game against Doncaster Rovers this weekend.”

Their search for a new manager will no doubt get underway promptly.

Lost More Than Half of Their Games

Under Neil Cox, Scunthorpe United have lost more than half of their League Two games this season, and despite a win over Crawley Town on October 23, it’s not been enough to persuade the club to keep going in the same direction.

Scunthorpe are another club so familiar with the Football League that it’s hard to envisage them out of it, but it is a very real prospect at this moment in time.

Last year, they managed to escape the drop by three points and may be looking at similar territory again, if they are to stay up, of course.


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