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Manager Patterson axed by Oxford

Darren Patterson
Patterson had been under pressure from disgruntled Oxford fans

Blue Square Premier club Oxford United have sacked manager Darren Patterson.

Former U's manager Jim Smith, now a club director, has been installed as caretaker boss and will take charge for Thursday's match against Mansfield.

Oxford chairman Kelvin Thomas said: "Darren is a very honest, hard-working young manager who has given everything he had to the role.

"However, we feel that a change of manager and a change of direction is needed at this time."

606: DEBATE

Patterson, 39, who joined the coaching staff at the Kassam Stadium in 2002, became manager just over a year ago.

Results this season have been disappointing and Oxford are currently 16th in the table.

Patterson's last game at the helm was a 2-0 defeat by 10-man Torquay in the FA Cup second round on Saturday.

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see also
Torquay 2-0 Oxford Utd
29 Nov 08 |  FA Cup
Oxford in relegation fight - boss
25 Nov 08 |  Oxford Utd


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