Forest Green Rovers sack head coach Troy Deeney after six games in charge of the League Two club

Troy Deeney Credit: Forest Green Rovers

Forest Green Rovers have sacked head coach Troy Deeney after just six games in charge of the League Two club.

The 35-year-old - who was in his first role in management - was relieved of his duties after failing to win any of his fixtures in charge.

The former Premier League striker was appointed on December 20 following the sacking of David Horseman.

The Gloucestershire club released a statement in which Dale Vince, Forest Green Rovers' Chairman, said: "These are decisions nobody likes to make, but we have acted this way to give FGR the best possible chance of improving results and climbing the league table.

"We wish Troy all the best for the future and thank him for his efforts."

Deeney had been handed a four-game touchline ban by the Football Association earlier today (Thursday 18 January) after using abusive language during a match against Swindon Town last month.

He also publicly criticised his players following a 2-0 home defeat to Harrogate Town on Saturday.

The fixture turned out to be his final game in charge of the club who sit rooted to the bottom of League Two.

Rovers are currently seven points adrift of safety and the club is searching for its third head coach this season.

The club has said the search for Deeney's successor "will begin straight away".

Dan Connor will take charge of the team for its next game which is at Gillingham.