Port Vale part company with manager Michael Brown
Last Updated: 16/09/17 8:15pm
Port Vale and Michael Brown have mutually agreed to part company after the 1-1 draw at home to Forest Green Rovers.
Vale are propping up League Two after their relegation in May and have recorded just one win in their first eight games.
Club chief executive Colin Garlick said: "We are all very disappointed with the start to the season, I know Michael and his staff have worked extremely hard to try and rebuild the club and achieve the results that we were looking for but unfortunately, this has not happened.
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"I would like to thank Michael for his hard work and wish him and his family all the very best for the future."
Brown was placed in temporary charge following Bruno Ribeiro's resignation in December 2016 but could not prevent their relegation from League One as they finished one point from safety.
He was offered the post on a permanent basis in May despite their demotion but they were to endure their worst start in 50 years after an opening-day win at Crawley, a run of six straight defeats without scoring a goal.
David Kelly and Chris Morgan will take temporary charge of first-team affairs at Vale Park.