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Southend manager sacked

Paul Sturrock Credit: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

Southend United have sacked manager Paul Sturrock. The news comes just two weeks before the Shrimpers play Crewe in the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Southend chairman Ron Martin has confirmed that Sturrock will still lead the team out at Wembley, but said league results had not been good enough. Sturrock's replacement will be announced tomorrow.

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