Stockport County Relieve Gannon of Duties

By on January 16, 2013

Fourteen months into his second spell as manager at Edgeley Park, Jim Gannon has been relieved of his duties as Stockport County boss following the 3-1 home defeat by Mansfield Town.

A seventh defeat in nine Blue Square Bet Premier league games saw Gannon parted with County sitting in the relegation zone.

A statement on the clubs website read: “The board of Stockport County Football Club have to announce that James Gannon has been relieved of all footballing duties.

“The board will be meeting as quickly as possible to determine his successor.”

Gannon returned to the club in November, 2011 after Dietmar Hamann’s short time in charge. After a successful first stint as County boss Gannon helped County rally in the second half of last season.
County’s players got of to a promising start to the season despite budget cuts to the football department.

However, as the season progressed, results have taken a turn for the worse, leading to public criticism from the clubs chairman Lord Peter Snape following last month’s defeat at Woking.

Despite winning away against Hyde on New Year’s Day, their loss against Mansfield proved to be the final straw for Gannon. The County board now turn their attention to finding a new manager.