Grimsby Town part company with manager Russell Slade
By Matthew Treadwell
Last Updated: 11/02/18 4:36pm
Grimsby have parted company with manager Russel Slade following a poor run of results.
Slade's last game in charge was Saturday's 3-0 defeat away to Crawley, a result that leaves them 17th in Sky Bet League Two after a run of 12 games without a win.
Mariners' assistant manager Paul Wilkinson will take temporary charge of the first team, while Dave Moore and Andy Warrington will remain on the coaching staff.
"Grimsby Town Football Club can today announce that it has parted company with manager, Russell Slade after the recent downturn in results," read a statement on the club's official website.
"The board acknowledge that the team have been extremely unlucky in recent weeks, but football is a game of fine margins and a results-driven business.
"As highlighted in recent weeks, this is not a decision we have taken lightly.
"While the Board continued to back Russell throughout the season and the recent transfer window, yesterday's 3-0 defeat and a winless run of 12 games cannot be ignored.
"Despite speculation to the contrary, Russell was on a six month rolling contract, allowing the club the flexibility to make this decision.
"We now believe moving forward with a new manager will help ensure the club's consolidation in the Football League for the remainder of this season."
Grimsby's next game is away to Cambridge on Saturday.