Scott Brown sacked by Fleetwood Town after sixth consecutive defeat

The English League One side lost to Charlton Athletic on Saturday.

Scott Brown sacked by Fleetwood Town after sixth consecutive defeat SNS Group

Former Celtic and Scotland captain Scott Brown has been sacked by Fleetwood Town after a 2-1 loss to Charlton on Saturday.

The result in the sixth consecutive defeat for the English League One side this season and leaves them second bottom the division with just one point.

The 36-year-old, who also had spells at Hibernian and Aberdeen, recently signed a new deal at Fleetwood.

He was given his first managerial role at the club in May 2022 having called time on his playing career earlier that month.

He managed 19 wins and 21 draws in 64 games in charge, but a poor start to this campaign has brought an end to his tenure.

His assistant, former Rangers and Norwich defender Steven Whittaker, has also departed the club.

A club statement read: “Fleetwood can confirm head coach Scott Brown has left the club with immediate effect.

“Following a difficult run of results the club reluctantly felt now is the right time to make a change to the first-team management.

“Assistant head coach Steven Whittaker will also depart and everyone at the club would like to place on record their thanks to Scott and Steven for their hard work and professionalism during his time at the club.

“The search for his replacement will begin immediately and we will issue a further update on the first-team staff in due course.”

Brown has been linked with the vacant Hibs job in recent weeks following Lee Johnson’s departure.

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