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Managers depart: Milton Keynes Dons and Oxford United part company with bosses

22 January 2018

Two League One clubs have parted company with their managers following defeat on Matchday 28.

Milton Keynes Dons and Robbie Neilson mutually decided to part company on Saturday evening, after falling to a 2-1 loss against fellow strugglers Northampton Town.

The defeat dropped the club into the relegation zone following a run of just two wins in 17 games, and brings an end to the Scot's 13-month tenure at Stadium MK. Click here for the full club statement.

Oxford United waited until Monday morning to announce the departure of Pep Clotet, who arrived at the Kassam Stadium last July to fill the shoes of previous boss Michael Appleton.

The U's currently sit 10th, eight points adrift of the top six, yet just eight clear of the bottom four. Saturday's home defeat to bottom club Bury, who were without a goal in eight matches, made up the minds of the Oxford hierarchy, and the club statement can be viewed by clicking here.

The double departure comes shortly after Bury and Chris Lucketti went their separate ways, while Southend United placed long-serving boss Phil Brown on gardening leave as they search for a new manager.

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