Tigana Sacked!!

Last updated : 17 April 2003 By FootyMAD
"Since the announcement that Jean's contract would not be renewed next season, the club have suffered a number of significant defeats," a statement on the clubs official website read.

"It has been decided that a change in management is necessary to enable the players' to focus their attentions on the task ahead and to secure the club's safety in the Premiership, by achieving the maximum number of points possible from the remaining games.

"Although Jean and his team were firmly committed to keeping the club at the highest level, it became clear that the announcement of his departure had caused a feeling of unrest within the squad.

"It was important that the team spirit was restored as quickly as possible and the club believe that Chris Coleman is the man best equipped to do this in the short term.''

Coleman has been appointed as caretaker manager with the support of Academy Director and Reserve Team coach Steve Kean.