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AFC Wimbledon and Neal Ardley part ways after six years

Neal Ardley was appointed as AFC Wimbledon manager in 2012. Credit: PA

League One strugglers AFC Wimbledon have parted company with manager Neal Ardley after six years in charge.

AFC Wimbledon are currently second from bottom in the third tier having one just three league games all season.

They did win their FA Cup first round tie on Friday night against non-league Haringey Borough but it was not enough for Ardley to keep his job.

During his time with the club, Ardley led them to League One after winning the League Two play-off final in 2016.

Assistant manager Neil Cox has also left the club. Credit: PA

Chief executive Erik Samuelson said “Neal has been a credit to the club in everything he has done. He is a clear thinker, a superb man-manager and a fine coach. I’ve enjoyed working with him and am absolutely certain that he will achieve even greater success in his next roles. So, he leaves with my personal thanks and gratitude for what he has done in his time here at AFC Wimbledon.

“I also want to register the club’s and my personal thanks to Neil Cox who has provided massive support to Neal throughout his time here and has been a great ambassador for the club. We wish him well in his future career.”

Assistant manager Neil Cox has also left his role.