Tranmere Rovers sack manager Mike Jackson after ten games
Tranmere have sacked manager Mike Jackson (Photo by Getty Images/Clive Brunskill)

Tranmere Rovers have sacked manager Mike Jackson following the club’s 1-0 defeat to Morecambe.

The decision comes after the club managed just two wins from their opening ten league games upon their return to League Two following relegation from League One last season.

Recent results have also seen Rovers lose four of their last five league games, with their only positive result a 2-0 win over bottom-of-the-table Southend United on October 24.

  • Chairman 'grateful' for service

After appointing the former first-team coach as the successor to previous boss Micky Mellon at the start of this season, chairman Mark Palios admitted that the decision was a difficult one to make and thanked Jackson for his service to the club.

In a statement via the club website he said:

"I appointed Mike because he was an excellent coach who had some forward-thinking ideas and had played a big part in the two promotions enjoyed under Micky Mellon's tenure.

"I therefore felt he deserved the chance to make the step up this summer when Micky left the Club. Despite the fact that this is a season which has thrown up challenges that no manager has had to face before I have regrettably come to the conclusion that it is right for the Club to make a change of manager. 

"This is a season which could still yet be shortened due to Covid so we do not have the luxury of time to turn things around.  

"The Club will always be grateful to Mike for his contributions first as a player and then as assistant manager as well as his efforts as first-team manager. He has always shown himself to be a great professional in whatever role he served the Club and we wish him well for the future."

Tranmere travel to face Harrogate Town on Tuesday.