Chester sack Williamson
Monday 03 March 2008
Chester have parted company with manager Bobby Williamson following a grim sequence of one win in 14 games by the League Two strugglers.
The former Hibernian and Plymouth manager, 46, took charge at the Deva Stadium in May 2007 as the successor to Mark Wright.
But, after an encouraging start to the season, Saturday's 1-0 defeat at leaders Milton Keynes Dons left City languishing in 17th place – 10 points above the relegation zone.
Simon Davies, the youth team coach, has been placed in temporary charge for tomorrow's game with Darlington.
A club statement said: "Chester City and Bobby Williamson have parted company after nine months. Williamson came to the Deva Stadium last May and made a great start to the season with the Blues being in the hunt for a play-off place.
"However, a dismal run of results, seeing City have one win in 14, has seen the club drop down the League Two table. Simon Davies will take control of matters for the game at Darlington on Tuesday evening."
Kevin Phillips has won the FourFourTwo Player of the Year for the Championship at the 2008 Football League Awards.
The 34-year-old West Bromwich Albion striker received the award at the London Hilton last night. He was followed by runners-up Andy Gray of Charlton Athletic and the midfielder Michael Kightly of Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Phillips received the award as a result of being ranked first in the FourFourTwo Top 50 Football League Players which was also announced at the awards dinner.
Justin Bieber was one of the hardest hit
Latest in Sport
Paul Scholes: Manchester United vs Liverpool - I don't understand why Brendan Rodgers was not more attacking against Basel
Jesus Christ plays for Chelsea - that's what one in five children thinks
Transfer Talk: Nemanja Vidic to return to Manchester United; Hazard to leave Chelsea; Sunderland want Radamel Falcao
Frank Warren column: Don't bet on Amir Khan landing pay day against Floyd Mayweather
Manchester United transfer news: Kevin Strootman move edges closer
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre