AFTER BEING in charge for less than a year at Meadow Lane, Notts County manager Keith Curle was relieved of his duties on February 3.
County have only won two of their last 11 games and currently lie 10th in the League One table after losing to bottom side Hartlepool United 2-1 on February 2.
County’s chairman Ray Trew said of Curle’s dismissal on the Magpies’ official website: “This obviously is not a decision that we have taken lightly and certainly not one that I have taken any pleasure in reaching, I have a tremendous amount of respect for Keith Curle both as a man and a manager.”
“Since Keith first came in, just under a year ago, we, as a Board, have backed him to bring in the players that he believed could move Notts County on to the next level and felt that he assembled a squad capable of challenging for promotion this season.
“However, recent displays have unfortunately not lived up to expectations and our poor disciplinary record this season has only further hampered our progress.”
The sacking of former England international Curle means that Edgar Davids, Chris Hughton and Chris Powell are now the only black managers in the Football League.