Scunthorpe United sack manager

Scunthorpe United have sacked their manager Alan Knill with immediate effect.

Scunthorpe United's statement over manager sacking continued

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Chris Brass and Neil Cutler have agreed to stay on and discuss their future with the new manager...

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The board are delighted that Brian has returned to our club and feel confident that he will be able to restore the confidence...

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...to our talented squad of players and look forward to progressing quickly towards a more secure position in the league.

Scunthorpe United's statement over manager sacking

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The difficult decision was made inevitable by the recent long run of disappointing performances, particularly at home...

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The club would like to thank Alan for his hard work and wish him well for the future...

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Sacked Scunthorpe United manager replaced by Brian Laws

Sacked Scunthorpe United manager, Alan Knill, will be replaced by Brian Laws as of tomorrow.

The board decided to remove Knill from his post after this weekend saw the club lose their ninth league game out of 15 this season.

The 48-year-old former Iron player won just 16 of his 78 games in charge of the club since he replaced Ian Baraclough in March 2011.

Laws, who will be assisted by Russ Wilcox, returns for his second spell at Glanford Park after achieving two promotions in a nine-year stint between 1997 and 2006.

Scunthorpe manager "sacked"

League One strugglers Scunthorpe United have sacked manager Alan Knill, it's being reported.

The 48-year-old replaced Ian Baraclough at Glanford Park in March last year, but he was unable to save them from relegation from the Championship.

His first full season in charge was a disappointment, with the Iron finishing 18th in League One.