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Swindon Town say Lee Power will not be the club's next manager

Lee Power (pictured in the blue shirt and jacket) will take temporary charge of the team Credit: PA

Swindon Town have confirmed they have "parted company" with manager Mark Cooper.

The Chairman, Lee Power, will take temporary charge of the team, but will not be the club's next manager.

Read the full statement below:

Swindon Town can today confirm that they parted company with Mark Cooper at the weekend.

The football club would like to place on record their thanks to Mark for his outstanding work ethic and commitment to the job during his two-and-a-half-year tenure. Mark did a fantastic job which culminated in the club reaching the League One Play-Off Final last season.

Unfortunately, performances and results this term have not been as good as the club had hoped for with the current squad.

The Chairman, Lee Power thought it was time to make a change and informed Mark of his decision on Saturday night after the defeat at Millwall.

Lee will take temporary charge of the team but will definitely not be the club’s next permanent manager.

The club have already started drawing up a shortlist and plan to have a manager in place by the end of the month.

– Swindon Town

Mark Cooper was 'unfortunate with injuries'

Swindon Town are looking for a new manager after parting company with Mark Cooper.

Cooper had been with the Robins for more than two years but a run of eight games with seven losses and a draw spelt the end of his time at the County Ground.

Tom Bassam - Sports Writer for the Swindon Advertiser - says Mark Cooper was unfortunate with injuries.

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Mark Cooper leaves Swindon Town

Swindon Town and manager Mark Cooper have Credit: PA

Swindon Town and manager Mark Cooper have "parted company".

Swindon confirmed the news after their 2-0 defeat against Millwall yesterday. The team's website says "Swindon Town Football Club have this evening parted company with manager, Mark Cooper. A full statement from the football club will be made on Monday."

Swindon have lost the last eight games, and are 20th in the table.

Cooper's been in charge of the club since August 2013. There are reports that chairman Lee Power will take over temporarily.

BREAKING: Former Swindon Town manager Andy King dies

Andy King managed Swindon Town in the early 2000s. Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Andy King, a former manager of Swindon Town FC, has died at the age of 58.

The football legend who managed Swindon Town a couple of times between 2000 and 2005, is believed to have suffered a heart attack earlier today. Before his work as a manager he enjoyed a long playing career that included a legendary stint at Premiership side Everton during the seventies.

Tributes have been paid to him on Twitter by clubs and fans.

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