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Yeovil must act fast - Thompson

Steve Thompson
Thompson has already had one spell as Yeovil boss

Yeovil assistant manager Steve Thompson has said the League One club must name a new permanent manager quickly.

Thompson took charge of the Glovers for Tuesday's 3-0 defeat at Birstol Rovers, following Russell Slade's departure.

"I asked if someone was poised to come in but I'm told there isn't at the moment," said Thompson.

"This group of players and staff have had good results recently, they've climbed the table and it's important that we don't let that go to waste."

Thompson added: "We are certainly not clear of any danger yet and it's very important that we continue to pick up results."

Meanwhile Yeovil chairman John Fry has said he is unable to reveal why Slade parted company with the club due to legal obligations.


Slade presided over four successive wins before parting company with the club on Monday.

In a statement, Fry apologised to supporters for a lack of information surrounding the events but said it was unavoidable.

"I would like to be in a position to explain the reasons why it was necessary for Russell and the club to part company but I am currently unable to do so for legal reasons," he said.

"I'm positive that our fans would completely endorse the decision of the board if I was able to share full details of the circumstances.

"But for the moment I am, unfortunately, bound by confidentiality issues."

Yeovil remain eight points clear of relegation having played a game more than all bar one of the teams below them.

A host of candidates have been linked with the Huish Park hotseat, including Thompson, John Ward, Steve Cotterill, Leroy Rosenior and former player Alan Pardew.

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