Graham Westley steps down as Preston manager
Westley had been in charge for 13 months
Wednesday 13 February 2013
Preston have confirmed that Graham Westley has stepped down as manager after 13 months in charge.
The 44-year-old's departure from the club comes after Tuesday night's 3-1 defeat at Yeovil.
After the loss at Huish Park, the former Stevenage boss insisted that he would not resign from his post.
"I'm a professional person and when things aren't working it is my responsibility to do what I can to put them right," he said.
"I have never walked away from anything in my life and don't expect me to."
Westley leaves the Lilywhites just five points above the npower League One relegation zone, with only one win in the competition since November.
Latest in Sport
The muddy truth of the Christmas Truce game
Premier League: Chelsea vs West Ham match preview
Sir Alex Ferguson on Jose Mourinho: 'He's good looking, speaks five languages, wins everything - it's unfair'
The best sport selfies of 2014
Jose Mourinho on Sir Alex Ferguson: 'A good friend, a good person, a fantastic sense of humour. I like him very, very much'
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Christmas comes early to Hong Kong, as millions of bank notes spill out onto busy street
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food