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Buckle leaves Luton Town

Paul Buckle, who has left Luton Town by mutual consent Credit: PA

Luton Town have today (Tuesday) announced that they have parted company with manager Paul Buckle

Buckle took the Hatters to the fifth round of the FA Cup this season, beating Championship Wolves and Premier League Norwich City on the way. The run ended with defeat to Millwall at the weekend.

A statement on the club's website reads:

"It is with much regret we announce, by mutual consent, and as a result of genuine personal circumstances unrelated to his tenure as manager of Luton Town Football Club, Paul Buckle has, with immediate effect, parted company with the football club.

Buckle took Luton to the 5th round of the FA Cup this season Credit: PA

"The reasons for Paul's departure are fully understood by the Board, who sincerely regret that he is leaving. We are fully aware that achieving managerial stability will create the conditions necessary for success on the football pitch.

"We are grateful to Paul for what he has brought to the Club and believe that he has built the foundations necessary for Luton Town to achieve the Board's desire of returning to the Football League as soon as possible.

"A further statement will be made tomorrow morning. In the meantime, we are concentrating our efforts on tonight's game.*

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