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MK Dons part company with manager who only joined in January

Dan Micciche. Credit: PA

MK Dons have parted company with manager Dan Micciche by mutual consent, the Sky Bet League One strugglers have announced.

Former academy coach and England Under-16 manager Micciche, 38, was only appointed in January, during which time the club have slipped to six points from safety.<

Keith Millen, who was Micciche's assistant, will take charge of the Dons for the remaining three games of the season.

A club statement read: "The mutual decision, made with a heavy heart, comes after discussions between the chairman and Micciche."

This is a club that means a lot to me and my family and I put every ounce of effort into the job. Unfortunately, the fine margins have gone against us and it hasn't worked out in the way we would have wanted.

I am extremely grateful to the board, staff, players and fans for their tremendous support during my time here. It has been an honour to manage this football club and I would love nothing more than to see it get back to where it belongs.

– Dan Micciche



Mick McCarthy leaves Ipswich Town

McCarthy leaves Town with immediate effect Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have announced that manager Mick McCarthy has left the club with immediate effect.

The Blues beat Barnsley 1-0 last night at Portman Road.

Speaking to the club's website, McCarthy said:

“I said I would see the season out but it’s been a new experience and it’s not one I have been enjoying to be honest.

“I have continued to do my job to the best of my ability but there is something missing and I’m not comfortable with that.

“I have had a great time here and worked with some great people and to all those who have given me wonderful support over the last five and a half years - and there are many - I want to put on record my personal thanks.

– Mick McCarthy

The club paid tribute to McCarthy and his assistant Terry Connor who also left.

Marcus Evans said: “I have always enjoyed a good relationship with Mick and that continues and on behalf of the Football Club I want to wish him and Terry the very best of luck going forward."

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