Scunthorpe United dismiss manager Nick Daws

Scunthorpe United have moved to dismiss manager Nick Daws after just four games of the new season.

The sacking comes on the back of a humiliating 5-0 defeat at home to Fleetwood in midweek. Daws only took over in May after securing the role permanently following Graham Alexander’s dismissal. He had led the Iron to the play offs along with Andy Dawson.

BBC Radio Humberside reports that he met with chairman Peter Swann after Tuesday’s 5-0 home defeat by Fleetwood which was apparently sufficient to see the itchy-trigger-fingered chairman fire yet another boss.

After the defeat, Daws spoke of his upset at surrendering the game so meekly against Joey Barton’s side.

“I feel [let down] a bit,” he told the BBC after the 5-0 hammering. “We shot ourselves in the foot and basic defending let us down. Character of the team and its desire to do its best in training is not in question, what it lacks is mental strength to do what Fleetwood did better than us throughout the game, which was defend as a team.”

Owen Coyle and Simon Grayson are amongst the early names being touted to take over at Glanford Park.

Our View

It seems to be a quick reaction this. The defeat against Fleetwood wasn’t impressive by any means, but surely Daws deserved more time? He’s had four games in the league as a full-time manager before getting the push.

Doubtless Peter Swann wants to get someone in who can sign a couple of faces before next Thursday’s deadline, but it is all going to be very rushed. It could be a long season for the Iron.


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