Yeovil Town have sacked manager Darren Way after a terrible run of form that has seen the Glovers defeated in ten of their last twelve matches.
Way, who made over two hundred appearances for the Somerset club as a player, had been in charge since December 2015 and only signed a new three contract in November.
However, since he put pen to paper, Way’s team have fallen to twenty-second in the table, just two points above the League Two relegation places.
The thirty-nine-year-old was a popular choice when he took over at Huish Park, having been part of the Yeovil side that won promotion to the Football League in 2003, and in his first season, he guided them to EFL safety, having taken over with the club’s Football League status under threat.
The Glovers never finished higher than nineteenth during his time at the helm.
Way’s last game saw a 2-0 defeat away to MK Dons with travelling supporters vocally chanting ‘We want Darren out’ and ‘Time to go Darren’.
Yeovil have put the first-team coach Neale Marmon in caretaker charge with seven crucial games remaining this season.
Perhaps not surprisingly Glovers supporters were almost unanimously in favour of the board’s decision with many lamenting the fact Way wasn’t sacked earlier in the season. Here is a selection of their responses to yesterday’s announcement.
He's on his Way.
— Will C (@cidersuspect) March 24, 2019
I just got kicked out of a Hungarian supermarket for celebrating too loudly
— Ed Turnbull (@edgreyturnbull) March 24, 2019
— Sam Jee (@sam_jee_8) March 24, 2019
FINALLY…. just hope it’s not to late. Need a new manager ASAP. Or I still think it might be to late. Hope this makes the fans return Saturday and we PACK THE PARK. And get behind this team..!! I DO NOT WANT TO GO DOWN. @YTFC we’re do I apply
— Mark Puddy (@jones148ytfc) March 24, 2019
It happened. It finally happened. Today is a very, very good day.
— Jon Margetts (@_Jontosaurus_) March 24, 2019
2 years too late, damage is already done
— Nath (@nath_hill29) March 24, 2019
Should of happened weeks ago, but at least he is gone and we can rebuild next season, whatever league we are in. Amazed the press release still talks about his potential, lot of hot air if you ask me.
— Iain Stanton (@Belgian_glover) March 24, 2019
— WDR45 LFC (@thered1972) March 24, 2019
Maybe could have spared yourself some money by not extending his contract 4 months ago??♂️
— Gordon (@gordieeeee_) March 24, 2019
He was given more time than any manager would have had at any other club. In my view this should have been done alot sooner to give us a better chance of staying up. When we lose at home to a team 2nd from bottom yet the club wait to do it when we lose to a team in the playoffs
— Simon Brimble (@Sdrb29) March 24, 2019
Any one know Gary Johnson's phone number?
— Gary (@Leicsgpr11) March 25, 2019