John Askey leaves Port Vale: the Valiants confirm that first-team manager John Askey has left the club along with assistant Dave Kevan.
An official Port Vale FC club statement confirmed:
Port Vale have today parted company with Manager John Askey and Assistant Manager Dave Kevan.
First Team Coach Danny Pugh takes charge of the First Team until further notice.
The Port Vale Board of Directors would like to thank John and Dave for their service to the club and wish them all the best for the future.
John Askey leaves Port Vale – his time at Vale Park
Former youth team player Askey joined the club in February 2019 succeeding Neil Aspin as manager. He managed to steer the club clear of relegation by the end of the 2018-19 season. He looked to have turned the side’s fortunes around in the 2019-20 season. He brought in the likes of Scott Burgess, David Amoo, Mark Cullen and loanees Jake Taylor and Mitch Clark which transformed Vale’s performances. The side earned a money spinning FA Cup tie against Manchester City and the side were just out of the play-offs when the season was finished early. However, after a bright start to the 2020-21 season, the team’s form fell away and by Boxing Day the side had just one win from their last ten League games. Following a 4-0 away loss at Mansfield Town, the club announced Askey’s departure.
Joined: 4th February 2019
Left: 4th January 2021
Games in charge: 91
Win ratio: 37.4%
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