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Oxford United sack Pep Clotet

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Oxford United have sacked manager Pep Clotet.

Clotet took over in July,was sacked following Oxford's 2-1 loss at home to bottom of the league, Bury, on Saturday.

Oxford have failed to win nine of their past 13 league games, including a 7-0 loss at home to Wigan in December.

"The board has taken the decision after much consi­dera­tion, and in the best interests of Oxford United FC," a club statement said.

"Pep has worked extremely hard throughout his time at Oxford. The board thanks him for his efforts and wishes him every success for the future."

His assistant Derek Fazackerley has been put in charge of first-team affairs until a successor is appointed.

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