Championship: Stoke City sack manager Michael O'Neill
Championship side Stoke City have sacked manager Michael O'Neill after only one win in their first five league games.
“Michael joined us in November 2019 when the Club was in a difficult situation and the job he did in stabilising our position in the Championship should not be underestimated.
“Michael has worked tirelessly and with extreme professionalism, in particular in reshaping our squad and developing young players, but we feel the time is right to move in a different direction. I would like to thank him for his efforts and wish him every success for the future.”
A club statement went on to confirm that assistant Manager Dean Holden will be in interim charge whilst they search for a replacement.