Michael Brown has left his post as Port Vale manager, the football club has announced.
Brown took over as manager after Bruno Ribeiro resigned on Boxing Day 2016 but he was unable to save the club from relegation from League One.
The former Vale midfielder brought in a host of players over the summer but has endured a terrible start to his first full season as manager.
The Valiants lost six league games in a row and slumped to the bottom of the Football League after defeat to Coventry City a position they have remained in after Saturday’s home draw with Forest Green.
A club statement said:
Port Vale Football Club and Michael Brown have mutually agreed that Michael leaves his position of first team manager with immediate effect.
Port Vale CEO, Colin Garlick, stated “We are all very disappointed with the start to the season, I know Michael and his staff have worked extremely hard to try and rebuild the club and achieve the results that we were looking for but unfortunately, this has not happened. I would like to thank Michael for his hard work and wish him and his family all the very best for the future”.
David Kelly and Chris Morgan will take charge of first team affairs in the interim period.
Brown’s managerial record
Win percentage: 18%