Rochdale sack manager John Coleman and assistant

John Coleman was sacked after a poor run of form Photo: PA Images

Rochdale have sacked their manager John Coleman and his assistant Jimmy Bell.

A club statement said:

Rochdale Association Football Club Statement – Monday 21st January 2013

Rochdale Football Club has today terminated the contract of the Manager John Coleman and Assistant Manager Jimmy Bell.

Chairman Christopher Dunphy stated the regrettable decision has been made following the Club’s recent run of poor form. This decision was not taken lightly and was made following extensive discussions at board level.

The Club would like to thank both John and Jimmy for all their hard work and endeavours over the last 12 months and would like to wish them well for the future.

The Club hope to name their replacement before we travel to Cheltenham for our next League Match on Friday evening.