Luton Lose Still
With Luton Town visiting St James Park on Saturday, Luton Town have parted company with John Still. According to their Club statement this has been done by mutual consent.
Despite being near the top of League 2 for much of last season, the were unable to sustain that level of performance and Luton finished just outside of the play-off places. They currently lie 17th in League 2.
Academy Andy Awford will be in temporary charge. He was in charge at Portsmouth last season.
Luton Town’s statement says:-
John departs Kenilworth Road with the Club’s very best wishes together with enormous gratitude in recognition of his achievements during his tenure and the Board wishes to place on record its sincere thanks for the work undertaken by John both on and off-the-field. He earned the respect of all those he worked with, as a football manager of incredible knowledge and ability, and as a man of great warmth and dignity.John was the man who achieved what many seemed was an impossible task: getting the Town back in to the Football League. But, in his first full season, the Hatters stormed to the Conference title, playing with a style and swagger that saw the team break numerous club records along the way.But John did more than just that: he united those around him and helped bring the Club closer to its fans. In a short space of time, after years of built-up tension and irritation on the terraces, John instilled a confidence into the team and pride back to the Club and the supporters. And that is a feat too immense to quantify. Thank you, John.
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