Date: 13th October 2014 at 5:33pm
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Manager Rob Edwards has today left Prenton Park for the last time after the club terminated his contract.

A seventh loss of the season against Plymouth proved to be the straw that broke the new owners’ back when it came to Edwards’ first managerial job after he moved to us over the summer from Exeter City.

A statement on the Official Site by chairman Mark Palios read.

‘Rob is a decent man who has worked very hard over the past few months for the club. However, with the club currently sitting at the bottom of League 2 for the first time in 32 years it was decided that this was the right time to make the break.’

Palios goes on in his statement to say that he is still committed to the vision that the manager held in terms of playing style and free flowing football, and he acknowledges that we have seen brief signs of that so far indicating we aren’t far away, but it just hasn’t been consistent enough, coupled with results, and our inability to be ‘pragmatic’ to close out a game and a win.

‘If we are to achieve the required results in future it is clear that we need to strengthen the squad further.’

Palios adds that our recruitment department which has been ‘depleted by years of under investment’ is now being supplemented and strengthened and he hopes to bolster that by appointing a manager who already has a wealth of contacts in the game and an existing network that can be tapped into so we can secure the players in the short term to plug gaps and then in the long term really move the club forward.

‘I will make an announcement later this week regarding who will take charge of the team for the match against Oxford on Saturday, in the meantime, I would like to thank you, our supporters, for your loyalty and patience throughout the recent disappointing run of results. I hope that very soon we will be able to reward that loyalty and support with some more wins.’

Palios ends his statement by saying that on a personal note, he wants to wish Rob well for his future and the next step of his career and he enjoyed working with him and he’s confident he will ‘bounce back’ from this experience and learn from it to make a success of his ‘fledgling managerial career’ in the future.