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Powell sacked by Southend United

Sky Bet League One side Southend United have sacked manager Chris Powell this morning (Tuesday).

The Shrimpers sit 20th in the table following a run of eleven games without a victory, after losing 2-0 to Peterborough United on Saturday.

Southend’s poor run of form has seen the club take just four points from the last 33 on offer and are currently above the drop zone on goal difference.

Powell who had been in charge of the club since January 2018 and won 24 of his 66 games in charge of the League One strugglers.

In a statement released by the club this morning read:“It is with regret that the club has this morning terminated Chris Powell’s contract.

“The results over a number of weeks, 11 games without a win, has impacted all concerned and immediate changes needed to be made.

“The club’s interests are paramount but the board are nevertheless disappointed to see Chris Powell leave.

“Head of the club’s highly successful academy, Ricky Duncan, will take temporary charge of the first team squad.”

Southend fans is this the right decision? Who do you want to replace Powell at Roots Hall?