Brown sacked by struggling U’s

Struggling Colchester United have parted company with manager, Wayne Brown, following a disappointing start to their Sky Bet League Two campaign.

Brown was relieved of his duties following the U’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of Grimsby Town at the JobServe Community Stadium on Saturday. A result which left the North Essex side hovering two points and two places above the relegation zone.

Colchester Chairman, Robbie Cowling, released a statement, explaining;

“I and everyone associated with the club will always be extremely grateful to Wayne Brown for the job he did last season when he lifted the club from being in the midst of a relegation battle to finishing a very respectable 15th place.

“However, we have decided to act swiftly and decisively following the team’s poor start to this season.

“I accept that many of you will feel I have made a harsh decision, given Wayne’s success last season and given that he has been such an exceptional servant to Colchester United over the years as a player, coach and manager.

“On a personal level, I feel that too but as the club’s Chairman, I have a duty to make what I believe are the right decisions for the long-term future of Colchester United.

“We thank Wayne for the hard work and attention to detail he has shown in not only his role as Head Coach but in all his roles here at the club.”

Colchester United return to Sky Bet League One action on Saturday, September 24 when Rochdale visit the JobServe Community Stadium (3pm).


Brian Jeeves