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Notts County confirms manager Mark Cooper has left the club

Notts County Football Club has confirmed Mark Cooper has left his position as manager after today’s match against Carlisle United.

Mark Cooper Credit: Tim Goode / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Cooper served written notice under his short term agreement on Friday and informed the club that he does not wish to sign an extended contract.

He had been appointed manager earlier in March this year.

In a statement, the club said: "Everyone at the club is hugely disappointed that the Manager has taken this decision, but nevertheless would like to thank him for his hard work during his short tenure."

Notts will begin the search for a new Manager next week and a further announcement will be made in due course. The club will delay announcing their retain list in light of this unexpected development.

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Photos: Statue of Notts County legends unveiled

Jimmy Sirrel and Jack Wheeler statue Credit: ITV News Central

A statue of Notts County legends Jimmy Sirrel and Jack Wheeler has been unveiled outside Meadow Lane after a six year fundraising campaign.

More than £100,000 was raised to fund the project.

Jimmy Sirrel and Jack Wheeler statue Credit: ITV News Central

The pair, who lead the team to the first division in 1981, have also had trams in the city named after them.

Jimmy Sirrel and Jack Wheeler statue Credit: ITV News Central

Notts County appoint new Chief Executive

Meadow Lane Credit: PA

Notts County have appointed a new Chief Executive Officer, it was reveaed today.

The new CEO has been named as 43-year-old Jason Turner.

Turner has experience in the sport, having held football administration roles with Cardiff City as Club Secretary, Plymouth Argyle as General Manager and most recently Newport County as Chief Executive Officer.

He'll be in charge of overseeing the day-to-day running of the Club and begins on April 4.

Former CEO Julian Winter resigned earlier this month.

"The number one priority has to be to get some stability and move the Club back up the table and into League One as soon as possible. That's the shared vision of everyone here and, in my opinion, everybody has their part to play.”

– Jason Turner

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'Potential buyer' in the wings for Notts County

A potential buyer is already being lined up to buy Notts County football club, ITV News Central understands.

Current chairman Ray Trew announced his decision to put the club up for sale earlier this morning, citing the abuse his family had received as his reason for resigning.

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