PORTSMOUTH have SACKED manager Danny Cowley and his brother assistant Nicky amid the club’s woeful run of form.

The south coast giants have begrudgingly parted company with the siblings after failing to win any of their last NINE League One matches.

Portsmouth have sacked boss Danny Cowley and his assistant brother Nicky


Portsmouth have sacked boss Danny Cowley and his assistant brother NickyCredit: Rex

Pompey will now search for a new boss with the club having slid to 12th.

In a statement, chief executive Andrew Cullen said: “We are desperately disappointed that, following our recent run of results, we have today made the difficult decision to part company with Danny and Nicky.

“Both Danny and Nicky have given everything to Pompey.

“[They’ve worked] so hard inside and outside of the training ground with a determination to bring success – not just to the football club, but to the city of Portsmouth and the wider community.

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“Danny and Nicky both really understand Portsmouth and they should look back with pride at the progress and innovation they have delivered at the club.”

Cullen continued: “We will forever be grateful to them for their personal commitment towards reinvigorating the special connection between the football club and our community.

“We all wish Danny and Nicky success in everything they go on to do.

“We must now look forward and with 24 league games still to play, we will focus all our efforts towards delivering the targets we set for this season.


“The search for a new coaching team will commence immediately.”

The sackings come immediately in the aftermath of ten-man Pompey’s 3-1 defeat at home to Charlton.

Portsmouth have now failed to win any of their last nine League One Matches.

Their last victory in the third tier came back in October during the 1-0 win at Forest Green.

The worrying string of results has seen them tumble down the league standings.

They now sit 12th, nine points adrift of the playoff places and 25 points behind league leaders Plymouth.

Pompey host Tottenham in the third round of the FA Cup in their next match on Saturday January 7 before their Football League Trophy quarter-final clash with Bolton on Tuesday January 10.

Their next League One fixture isn’t until Saturday January 14 when they take on Bolton for the second time in less than a week.

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