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EFL League 2 side Port Vale lose patience with manager


Port Vale, propping up the Football League finally lost patience with rookie boss Michael Brown.

Brown took over earlier this year after Portugese boss Bruno Ribeiro resigned and became the fourth boss in three years.

A disastrous run of results has seen Vale relegated and with just one win and yesterday's draw to show this season Brown's departure is no surprise.

Owner Norman Smurthwaite has been trying to sell Vale and has not been seen at a game yet this season after taking a step back from day to day control.

The Club's website saw an official statement on Saturday night which said:

'Port Vale Football Club and Michael Brown have mutually agreed that Michael leaves his position of first team manager with immediate effect.'

Port Vale CEO, Colin Garlick,­ went on “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. I would like to thank Michael for his hard work and wish him and his family all the very best for the future”.

David Kelly and Chris Morgan will take charge of first team affairs in the interim period.



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