Fleetwood Town has parted company with head coach Simon Grayson after six defeats in eight games since the beginning of October.
Grayson’s final game in charge was a 3-1 away loss to Oxford United, leaving the club in 21st in League One.
Assistant head coach David Dunn has also left Fleetwood.
Fleetwood Town Sack Simon Grayson
Fleetwood Town can confirm Head Coach Simon Grayson has left the club with immediate effect. #OnwardTogether
— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) November 24, 2021
The club statement read: “Fleetwood Town can confirm head coach Simon Grayson has left the club with immediate effect.
“Following a difficult run of results, assistant head coach David Dunn will also depart and everyone at the club would like to place on record their thanks to Simon and David for their hard work and professionalism during his time at the club.”
They added: “The search for his replacement will begin immediately and we will issue a further update on the first team staff in due course.”
Simon Grayson succeeded Joey Barton in January earlier this year and oversaw them finishing 15th in the league – one position lower than he began the season.
Any hope of an uptick in form for the new campaign failed to come as Fleetwood suffered three consecutive league defeats. Thereafter, Grayson’s side started to gather some sort of form after two wins in three and an unbeaten September.
However, draws soon became losses. Fleetwood’s last league win came against Crewe Alexander in October, causing them to hover in the relegation zone with just three league wins in 17 matches.