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Craig Short sacked as Notts County manager

Craig Short
Short's side won five of their 13 league matches this season

Craig Short has been sacked as manager of Notts County less than five months after taking charge at Meadow Lane.

The 42-year-old former Magpies defender succeeded Steve Cotterill at the start of June but has paid the price for an unconvincing start to his tenure.

County sit 16th in League One following Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Colchester.

"First-team manager Craig Short and assistant manager Dave Kevan have been relieved of their duties with immediate effect," the club said in a statement.

"Following a board meeting convened this morning, the board decided to review the current status of the first team. Following this review it was decided to make changes to the first-team management.


"The board wishes to thank them both for all of their endeavours while at Notts County and wish them well for the future.

"There will be no further statement at this time."

Short's only previous management position was in charge of Hungarian side Ferencvaros, whom he led between November 2009 and May 2010.

The former Derby, Everton, Blackburn and Sheffield United defender oversaw five wins in his 13 league matches at Meadow Lane.

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Colchester 2-1 Notts County
23 Oct 10 |  League One
Short named Notts County manager
04 Jun 10 |  Notts County
Cotterill leaves Notts County job
27 May 10 |  Notts County
Short named Ferencvaros manager
02 Dec 09 |  Europe
Defender Short agrees Blades move
29 Jun 05 |  Sheff Utd

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