Chester Football Club have sacked manager Steve Burr.
A statement reads: “Following a meeting earlier this afternoon the Board of Chester FC has decided to terminate the contract of First Team Manager Steve Burr with immediate effect.
“We are sure that all our supporters and followers will appreciate that as a fan-owned club this has not been an easy decision for us to make. However, given the recent, extended run of poor form and results we believe this to be in the club’s best interests given our current situation.
“The Board have asked First Team Coach Jon McCarthy to take the remaining four games alongside our captain Ian Sharps given their knowledge of our players.
“Naturally, as a Club we thank Steve for his contribution over the last two years and wish him well for the future.
“We will announce arrangements for the appointment of Steve’s replacement in due course.”
Fans on DevaChat.com are reacting to the news, “Absolutely the correct decision. Arguably should have come a month or so earlier but credit to the board for making a tough decision”. “Sad to see as it really should have worked out, top manager but needed to go as it was looking hopeless.”
Others on twitter are echoing the views that it is not a surprise due to recent form, with “BurrOut” being a hashtag used by some fans.
Steve Burr needed to go, but with 4 games to go, the timing is all wrong. Should have sacked him weeks ago. #ChesterFC
— Matty Melia (@MattyMelia10) April 7, 2016