Fan's sadness as Stags boss Murray departs

Fans have spoken of their shock at the departure of Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray tonight.

Monday, 14th November 2016, 6:28 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:38 pm
Adam Murray has left Mansfield Town.

Murray left the club following talks with chairman John Radford.

The club said: “Following a meeting between Adam and chairman John Radford, Adam asked to vacate his position as manager in the best interests of both himself and Mansfield Town Football Club.”


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Adam Murray leaves Mansfield TownStags crash to heavy defeat at PortsmouthMurray: We must take Pompey defeat on chinDean Foulkes, chairman of Stags Supports Association, said he was shocked and saddened by Murray’s departure.

Dean told BBC Radio Nottingham’s Matchtalk programme tonight: “I am hugely surprised and really sad about it.

“He started off really well.

“Perhaps he did tend to over-think tactics at times and we have perhaps been over-defensive at home.

“You need to keep your home fans happy and entertained.

There were signs things could turn ugly if they didn’t change, but I did expect them to change.”

“But at the moment, the over-riding emotion is shock and also that coaches Richard Cooper and Karl Hawley have gone as well.

“He’s been a fantastic servant as a player. As a fan you want someone who really cares about the football club and he certainly does.

“Unfortunately, results at home have not been great, but I didn’t see it coming.”

Mansfield was 35-year-old Murray’s first managerial position.

He initially became assistant manager to Paul Cox in June 2012, while still a player, before taking over as caretaker player-manager after Cox’s departure in November 2014.

He was appointed to the permanent position two weeks later.