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Mullen sacked as Walsall manager

Jimmy Mullen
Mullen took over as Walsall full-time boss in May 2008

Walsall have sacked manager Jimmy Mullen after just four wins in their last 16 games.

First-team coach John Schofield has been placed in temporary charge of the Saddlers, who lie in mid-table in League One.

"The decision has been taken as a result of a sequence of disappointing results, particularly at home games," a club statement read.

"It was necessary to take this decision in the best interests of the club."

The 55-year-old former Blackpool and Burnley boss joined the Saddlers as assistant to Richard Money in September 2007.


With Money's resignation in April 2008, Mullen stepped in as caretaker manager before being appointed full-time a month later.

During his playing career Mullen represented Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham and got his first coaching job as assistant manager to Ian Porterfield at Aberdeen in 1986.

Mullen took charge of Blackpool in 1989 before moving to Fourth Division Burnley where he guided the Clarets to two promotions.

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