Preston sack manager Frankie McAvoy with team lowly 18th in Championship after up-and-down run of results this season

Preston sack manager Frankie McAvoy with team lowly 18th in Championship after up-and-down run of results this season

December 6, 2021

PRESTON have sacked manager Frankie McAvoy.

McAvoy, 54, was appointed on a full-time basis in the summer but has been dismissed with Preston 18th in the Championship.

Preston were beaten 1-0 by Lancashire neighbours Blackburn on Saturday, their eighth loss of the season.

McAvoy won just three on his nine last matches, with the club going backwards since the departure of previous manager Alex Neil.

McAvoy succeeded Neil on an interim basis but got the job permanently after winning five of his eight games in charge.

The club have released a statement that reads: "Preston North End Football Club can confirm that Frankie McAvoy has left his position as head coach.

"Frankie stepped in earlier this year to assist us, initially in an interim role, before taking up the position of head coach.

"His first eight games at the end of last season were a huge success but this season we have struggled for consistency.

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"Ultimately it is a results business and results to date have not met our expectations, we have therefore decided to make a change at this time.

"Frankie is an honest, hard-working person who deserves to succeed and he leaves us with our grateful thanks and best wishes for the future.

"He will always be welcome back at Deepdale at any time."

There is set to be an update in due course regarding the appointment of McAvoy's successor.

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