MAGPIES OUT FOR A NEW MON AS RIC AXED
NOTTS COUNTY chairman Ray Trew wants to see his club ‘reignite’ their season after parting company with manager Ricardo Moniz.
The 51-year-old Dutchman was appointed on a three-year deal in April but was powerless to stop the club’s relegation from League One and they now sit well outside the play-off places in League Two.
County have just two wins to their name since the start of November in a run of matches that has also seen them bow out of the FA Cup to Non-League Salford City.
Moniz will be followed out of the door by his assistant Dave Kevan and defensive coach Dean Yates who have also been dismissed by the club.
And Trew is keen to see a quick improvement from the Magpies with academy manager Mick Halsall and U21 coach Richard Dryden taking temporary charge of first-team affairs.
“I made it clear when appointing Ricardo that I wanted someone who would bring an exciting, attacking brand of football to Meadow Lane and I think it would be fair to say that in part he has done this, with some eyecatching attacking play on show at times this season,” Trew said.
“However, whilst showing considerable flair at times, particularly here at home, I feel that we have lacked a level of discipline and organisation in our defensive play throughout the season which has undermined our efforts and our right to play this free-flowing attacking style.
“My goal for this club is, and always has been, to improve and whilst I by no means want to keep chopping and changing managers, I refuse to let us stagnate and I feel that the time is right for a new approach to reignite our season and get us back on track to where we want and need to be.”
EXIT DOOR: Ricardo Moniz