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Lee Clark steps down as Bury manager after just 3 wins

Lee Clark steps down after just 3 wins in charge at Bury Credit: ITV Granada

Lee Clark has stepped down as Bury manager after only eight months in charge of the struggling League One club.

Clark left his position at Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock in February to take over at Gigg Lane and helped the Shakers narrowly avoid relegation last season as they clinched a 19th-placed finish.

It has been another disappointing campaign for Bury, however, and a 1-0 defeat to Doncaster was their fourth successive loss, leaving them 23rd in the third tier and leading to the exits of Clark and assistant Alan Thompson.

The former Huddersfield, Birmingham and Blackpool boss said on the club's website: "I have enjoyed my time at Bury enormously and I wish the board, the players and the supporters all the very best for this season and beyond."

The 45-year-old had overseen only three wins from 16 league matches this campaign, with Bury languishing three points from safety.

He admitted following their latest setback at the Keepmoat Stadium that he was fighting for his position but insisted he was still the right man for the job.

"We've lost four on the bounce and I know the business I'm in," he said on Saturday.

"It's not a great run that we're on but I'm working hard every day. I believe I'm the right man to turn it around."

New Bury boss Lee Clark hopes to follow in Burnley's footsteps

New Bury manager Lee Clark says the Shakers will draw inspiration from Burnley in their pursuit of Championship and even Premier League football.

Clark has quit Kilmarnock to take over at the League One club. He's been speaking to Mike Hall.

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Local rivalries will be renewed as Bury face Rochdale in League One

One of the most fierce local derbies you're like to come across takes place in League One this weekend.

Next door neighbours Bury and Rochdale meet at Gigg Lane on Saturday.

There's no love lost between the two clubs but as David Chisnall reports the opposing managers refuse to be dragged into the feud.

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'RIP Big Nev' - tributes to Neville Neville

Neville Neville Credit: Bury FC

Bury FC has led tributes to former director Neville Neville, saying: "Where would this club be without him?"

The 65-year-old was taken ill in Australia on Tuesday, the club said.

It is with deep regret and extremely heavy hearts that we announce the sudden death of former Commercial Manager, Director and Club ambassador, Neville Neville.

"Neville, along with wife and Club Secretary Jill, were in Australia to support daughter Tracey, the current England Netball team manager, in their quest for World Cup Glory.

"Neville was taken seriously ill on Tuesday and unfortunately did not recover, passing away earlier today.

"Our deepest condolences are extended to Jill, Gary, Philip and Tracey and the entire Neville family.

"Bury FC will pay tribute to Neville in due course and we ask everyone to allow the Neville family the time to grieve privately at this exceptionally sad time.

"We would like to end this statement by simply saying – ‘Where would this Club be without Neville?”

"Rest in Peace big Nev."

– Bury FC

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Bury chairman Stewart Day gives ITV Granada's Chris Hall a tour of the club's new training ground. The Carrington base is the former home of Manchester City and it appears City's former owner Thaksin Shinawatra left behind a few good luck charms in the form of some lucky coins.

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