Jim Gannon sacked as boss of relegation-haunted Stockport County after nightmare season

By Matt Davies

Blue Square Bet Premier strugglers Stockport County will attempt to avoid relegation without club legend Jim Gannon after he was sacked last night.

The home defeat to Mansfield Town prompted the Hatters’ board to act quickly to relieve Gannon of his duties at Edgeley Park after seven defeats in their last nine league games.

He was both manager and director of football, but leaves County in the relegation zone, despite pre-season hopes of being promoted back to the Football League.

A successor has yet to be decided with a club statement promising swift action in finding a replacement.

He was manager of Stockport for 14 months, after returning in November 2011 for a second spell managing the Hatters.

During his first spell, he led the club to promotion from League Two and staved off relegation from League One despite the club entering administration.

Gannon also held a position on the club’s board, while County host Forest Green Rovers at the weekend.

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