Neil Wood becomes 10th manager to leave a League 2 club this season
Salford City have
parted with head coach Neil Wood after a run of eight League Two games without
a win, with the club 21st in the table.
The 40-year-old led
the Ammies to the League Two play-offs last season having succeeded Gary Bowyer
in May 2022.
However, Wood was
unable to steer Salford to similar success this term, and Boxing Day's 5-1 home
loss to Tranmere proved his last match in post.
Simon Wiles will take charge of Friday's game with Grimsby.
Manchester United under-23 coach was a penalty shoot-out away from taking
Salford to Wembley last season, when they lost to Stockport County.
Yet, only six wins
from 23 league games this season have left Salford loitering just outside the
would like to thank Neil for his hard work over the last 18 months, including
leading the club to our highest-ever finish in Sky Bet League Two last season,
and we wish him well in his future role within football," Salford
said in a statement.
Cairns said in a post-match interview with BBC Radio Manchester after the
Tranmere loss that it was time for the team to take responsibility for results.
"I don't think
any footballer goes out to do the manager [an injustice]," Cairns said.
"As a group we
need to be accountable for that performance, we're the ones out on the pitch,
and even if we're not playing well we have to stand up and be counted and win
our individual battles.