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Football League manager turnstile: Clubs to enter the weekend without permanent boss

2 October 2015

The last few weeks have seen their fair share of managerial departures across the Football League, and this week has been especially busy.

With the season entering its quarter-way point this weekend, we summarise the recent comings and goings across the three divisions.

Rotherham United

The Millers are in good form, having won back-to-back Sky Bet Championship games against Cardiff City and Birmingham City.

They've also escaped the clutches of the relegation places courtesy of those victories, but the man who guided them to those, Steve Evans, departed the club on Monday.

Evans left the club he helped earn promotion to the second tier via the Play-Offs in 2014, and first-team coach Eric Black will take temporary charge for their Friday night game with Burnley.

Rotherham United part company with manager Steve Evans


The Bees parted ways with manager Marinus Dijkhuizen on Monday, less than four months into his tenure at Griffin Park.

It follows a run of just one win in the last six Sky Bet Championship games, and Lee Carsley has has been tasked with the role until the end of the season.

Brentford replace Marinus Dijkhuizen with Lee Carsley

Fleetwood Town

After a 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Gillingham in midweek, Fleetwood dismissed boss Graham Alexander on Wednesday.

The 43-year-old leaves the Cod Army 20th in Sky Bet League 1 and without a win in their last six – four of which they have lost.

Assistant manager Chris Lucketti will oversee proceedings for their trip to Scunthorpe United on Saturday.

Fleetwood Town part company with manager Graham Alexander

Doncaster Rovers

It's been more than three weeks since Doncaster and Paul Dickov went their separate ways after a poor start to the season, and the club are still yet to appoint a permanent replacement.

Rob Jones has been standing in since his dismissal, and his latest test comes in the form of Barnsley at the Keepmoat Stadium this weekend.

Newport County

One team who are going into the weekend with a permanent manager are Newport County, who have replaced the outgoing Terry Butcher swiftly with former Plymouth Argyle boss John Sheridan.

After registering their first win of the season against Carlisle United last weekend, Newport succumbed to a 3-0 loss to Crawley in midweek for their seventh defeat in their first 10 games.

Butcher left Rodney Parade on Thursday, while Sheridan was announced less than 24 hours later, on Friday morning, and will be at the helm for their clash with Exeter City.

Terry Butcher leaves Newport County

You can see how all the new and temporary managers fare this weekend by following our live Twitter coverage, via @SkyBetChamp, @SkyBetLeague1 and @SkyBetLeague2.

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