PAUL DEPARTS AS CHELTENHAM BOARD BUCKLE
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.