Rovers axe Barnes & McAteer
Tranmere have sacked manager John Barnes and his assistant Jason McAteer after a poor start to the season.
Last Updated: 09/10/09 11:14am
Tranmere have sacked manager John Barnes and his assistant Jason McAteer.
As exclusively revealed by skysports.com earlier on Friday, Barnes has paid the price following Rovers' disastrous start to the season.
The duo took charge at Prenton Park in the summer, but two league wins from 11 matches have left Rovers languishing 22nd in League One.
Physio Les Parry has been placed in temporary charge and he will be assisted by reserve team boss Shaun Garnett, with Tranmere not playing until Monday night against Stockport, live on Sky Sports 1 and HD1.
Chairman Peter Johnson has already begun the search for a new manager and has called on the fans to unite behind the team.
He said: "Unfortunately results have not gone our way this season and we are at the wrong end of the table.
"We must now focus on finding the best possible candidate to help us climb the division.
"I urge all supporters to get behind Les, Shaun and the team on Monday night when we play at home to Stockport County."