Breaking news: Seagulls sack manager Bell

Mickey Bell (left) pictured with Doncaster Rovers boss Paul Dickov ahead of last week's FA Cup game.

Mickey Bell (left) pictured with Doncaster Rovers boss Paul Dickov ahead of last week's FA Cup game. - Credit: PA

WESTON Football Club have announced the departure of manager Mickey Bell after a run of six league defeats.

The Seagulls made the surprise call this afternoon (Saturday) just days after the club bowed out of the FA Cup following a creditable defeat to League One Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday night.

In a statement, the club said recent results had been ‘not good’ and thanked the 43-year-old for his efforts while at the helm.

Weston had been due to face Whitehawk at the Woodspring Stadium this afternoon but the game was postponed earlier this morning due to a waterlogged pitch.

Bell, who only took over the managerial reigns from Craig Laird in May, led his side to as high as ninth in September following what proved to be his last league win, despite a raft of first-team players leaving in the summer months.


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But six games without a point have seen the side fall to second bottom in the Vanarama South and four points from safety, prompting chairman Paul Bliss to make his move.

Weston’s first game without Bell will be a crunch league tie at top of the league Boreham Wood on Monday night.

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