Conference side Aldershot Town sack manager Andy Scott
Conference Premier side Aldershot Town have relieved their manager Andy Scott of his duties after a home defeat to Kidderminster Harriers on Tuesday.
His assistant Terry Bullivant will also be departing after the defeat left them six points above the Conference drop zone, with only one win in their last nine in the league.
CLub captain Chris Barker will take caretaker charge until a new manager is appointed, and will be assisted by coach Matt Gray.
Former Brentford and Rotherham boss Scott joined the club in February of 2013, with the club fighting relegation from League Two, but Scott could not prevent the club from dropping out of the Football League.
Scott managed to avoid back to back relegations last season after the club were hit with a 10 point deduction for going into administration, finishing above the relegation zone on goal difference.
This season has been a mixed one for the Shots so far, having beaten League Two side Portsmouth in the FA Cup, only to lose to lower league opposition in The FA Trophy against Ryman Division One South side Burgess Hill Town.
A brief statement on the club's official statement read, "Following the Club’s recent run of results, Aldershot Town have relieved manager Andy Scott and assistant Terry Bullivant of first-team duties for the remainder of their contracts."
"The Club recognise and are grateful for Andy’s contribution to Aldershot Town FC through a very difficult period of relegation and administration, but have now taken this tough decision to safeguard the team’s immediate prospects in the Vanarama Conference."
"The Club hope that supporters will give their full backing to Chris, and will be unified behind a new manager in building a successful future for Aldershot Town."