MK Dons axe backroom pair
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
MK Dons have terminated the contracts of Ian Bowyer and Billy Dearden.Milton Keynes Dons have parted company with assistant manager Ian Bowyer and chief scout Billy Dearden.
Both individuals have left the League One bottom club by mutual consent, as chairman Pete Winkelman opted for a change to manager Danny Wilson's backroom staff.
Despite helping MK Dons avoid relegation last season, the prospect of another relegation scrap has prompted the club to let Bowyer (pictured) leave The National Hockey Stadium.
Former Mansfield Town and Notts County boss Dearden left his previous role as Blackpool assistant manager to become MK Dons' chief scout back in the summer before leaving the club this week
Reserve team coach Adie Shaw has been promoted to assist Wilson with first-team affairs as a result.
The departures of Bowyer and Dearden was followed by the club's decision to release teenage French striker Julien Hornuss.
The 19-year-old leaves by mutual consent after failing to make a single first-team appearance this season, having played mainly in the reserves.
The former Sedan hit-man has since been in Spain looking for a new club following his release from the Buckinghamshire borough outfit.