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Winless Stevenage sack manager Dino Maamria

Stevenage have sacked Dino Maamria. Credit: PA

Stevenage have sacked manager Dino Maamria after a poor start to the League Two season.

Boro are still searching for their first win of the campaign, and currently sit second from bottom in the table.

It took them six league games to score their first goal of the season, and their latest defeat came in a 4-2 loss at Cheltenham Town on Saturday.

Maamria's dismissal brings to an end an 18-month spell in charge.

He led the club to a 10th place finish in League Two last season, just missing out on the play-offs by a point.

Maamria, who's Tunisian, was the only African manager in the Football League.

Mark Sampson will take charge of the team on a caretaker basis. Credit: PA

Former England women's manager Mark Sampson will take control of the team on a caretaker basis while a replacement is found.

He will be assisted by former Stevenage striker Alex Revell who only retired from playing in the summer.

Sampson joined Stevenage's coaching staff in July - his first job in football since he was sacked from his role with England in 2017 due to "clear evidence of inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour" with female players when he was the boss at Bristol Academy.