PAUL DE­PARTS AS CHEL­TENHAM BOARD BUCKLE

The Football League Paper - - NEWS -

AF­TER a week of un­cer­tainty, Paul Buckle’s tur­bu­lent three­month stint as Chel­tenham manager is of­fi­cially over.

Af­ter 79 days, 13 games and just one victory – a run that has seen the Robins plum­met down the ta­ble – chair­man Paul Baker opted to axe Buckle, who man­aged Lu­ton to the play-offs back in 2012.

And academy coach Rus­sell Mil­ton has been placed in tem­po­rary charge while the club searches for a suc­ces­sor to try and drag them out of a rel­e­ga­tion scrap.

“The Board of Chel­tenham Town FC have reached an agree­ment with manager Paul Buckle for him to leave,” read a club state­ment.

“Paul has de­parted Chel­tenham Town by mu­tual con­sent and with im­me­di­ate ef­fect. Nei­ther party will be mak­ing any fur­ther state­ment.”

Baker had de­fended Buckle’s po­si­tion just a few days ear­lier, but acted on Fri­day af­ter a week rife with ru­mours.

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