John Ward has been sacked as manager of Colchester United. The news was announced on the club's website this afternoon. Assistant Manager Joe Dunn will take over until a new boss is appointed.
Ward's paying the price for the worst start to a season in Colchester's history. He's the third Football League manager to be sacked this season.
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