Boss Paul Cox departs Mansfield Town by mutual consent

Mansfield manager Paul Cox -Pic by: Richard Parkes
Mansfield manager Paul Cox -Pic by: Richard Parkes

Mansfield Town boss Paul Cox has left the club by mutual consent.

Cox has come under increasing pressure in recent weeks with Mansfield Town failing to win in their last nine matches.

The final straw came after Stags were held 1-1 by Concord Rangers in the FA Cup on Tuesday night with growing sections of the fans showing their frustration with Cox.

Mansfield Town chairman John Radford said: “I’ve had a long discussion with Paul Cox this afternoon about the future of the club. This is a club which both Paul and myself hold very close to our hearts.

“Unfortunately, as a result of those discussions, Paul and I have regrettably reached the conclusion that it’s in the best interests of Mansfield Town Football Club if he stepped down from his current role with immediate effect. Therefore, the search now begins for a new manager.”

“I want to thank Paul for everything which he has achieved with the club over the past three-and-a-half years. We wish him the very best of success in the future.

“Finally, it remains for me to ask for all supporters to unite behind the club and whoever is appointed as our new manager, to ensure that the team has the best chance of achieving the successes on the pitch that we all want.”

It brings to end a memorable time in charge for Cox, who guided Stags from a struggling Conference side back into the Football League after winning the title.

Adam Murray has been placed in charge for the game against Plymouth on Saturday.

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