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Ex-Blues Boss Hurst Sacked By Scunthorpe
Wednesday, 29th Jan 2020 16:57

Former Town boss Paul Hurst has been sacked by Scunthorpe United only eight months after taking charge.

Hurst and his Town assistant Chris Doig were relieved of their duties this afternoon following last night’s 3-0 defeat at Northampton which leaves the Iron in 16th place in League Two.

“Scunthorpe United would like to announce that manager Paul Hurst and assistant manager Chris Doig have left their positions at the club with immediate effect,” a club statement reads.

“We thank them for their efforts during their time at the club and wish them well for the future.”

Hurst's record at Glanford Park, having taken over in May last year, reads played 38, won 12, drew 10 and lost 16.

The Scunthorpe job was Hurst’s first in football after his disastrous 149-day spell with the Blues.

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Smithy added 16:59 - Jan 29
Be careful what you wish for

shouldistayorcounago added 17:00 - Jan 29
Not normally one to laugh at the misfortune of others, but couldn't have happened to a nicer couple of blokes. I suspect that's the last we see of either of them in a professional dugout.

JaySwitch added 17:03 - Jan 29

Gilesy added 17:03 - Jan 29
Scunthorpe's form hasn't been that bad has it? Does make you wonder!

Bildestoned added 17:10 - Jan 29
The further demise of a Little and La(gerlout)!

midastouch added 17:12 - Jan 29
Scunthorpe board meeting with Paul Hurst, "Thank you for coming Paul. Today we're pleased to inform you that we're going to mix business with pleasure. As such, you're fired!"

superblues9 added 17:14 - Jan 29

runningout added 17:14 - Jan 29
the individual at our club responsible for employing Paul Hurst should take a long hard look at themselves now and learn a lot. It’s not nice to heap poo at a mans misfortune, a clueless numpty like me could see PH should have been nowhere near a position at ITFC.

cornishblu added 17:20 - Jan 29
Bet he’s never told his own fans to F off though
.....and it’s never good to hear of anyone loosing their jobs .....families and friends are affected. all of us ...#becarefulwhatwelaughabout !!


Dolphinblue added 17:29 - Jan 29
Good....😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣 where next Hurst? The Dog and Duck 😂😂😂😂

Girthyguy added 17:44 - Jan 29
Nice way of being cheered up from last night's disaster. HAHAHA

algarvefan added 18:04 - Jan 29
I don't know Paul Hurst and I suspect none of you do either, being in football management is a very difficult job, there are many factors that effect performance. However laughing at anyone who has just lost their job (whatever that job is) is in poor taste in my opinion, it says a great deal about some of you.

Bert added 18:30 - Jan 29
A few people forgetting that Evans responded to many fans who said appoint a young manager. He did then rightly sacked him.

PositivelyPortman added 18:35 - Jan 29
I wonder how many of the above commenters, were gung-ho about getting PH in at the time, but are now pretending otherwise?
A good many is my guess.

Crock added 18:50 - Jan 29
Isn't their results and league position just about what a club like Scunthorpe can expect?

londontractorboy57 added 19:16 - Jan 29
Cornishblu managers only tell the numbskull section of fans to F/O i would assume you come into that category.
Are you glad what you wished for? a club going no where.

Bildestoned added 19:24 - Jan 29
Hey PositivelyPortman I WAS highly enthused about Hurst's appointment, yes. But...... like a lot of fans I found I could not connect to him at all and nor it seems could the players. I had an inside line to the dressing room via my son at the time and he was not Mr. Popular. In light of WHAT I learnt. I'll stick with my light guffaw at his expense.

brittaniaman added 19:31 - Jan 29
Well he and Deputy Dog lasted longer than I thought he would ??

Daz added 20:00 - Jan 29
algarvefan high paid person losing his job. what a hardship. i wouldn't publicly do it but banter is banter, thats football

BlueandTruesince82 added 21:24 - Jan 29
Scunny fans seem pretty split about it 🤷‍♂️😕

ihatecanaries added 00:11 - Jan 30
Snigger Snigger, don't worry paul my sons under 9's team need a new coach....... oh wait a minute bob 3 doors down would do a much better job

Saxonblue74 added 06:39 - Jan 30
Sympathy for your average Joe who loses his job, yes. Not for Hurst. This egomaniac destroyed the confidence of our most senior players and showed utter disrespect toward them, some of whom have come out publicly since, some have made reference to it at the very least. The fact that Scunthorpes results and league position don't necessarily warrant a sacking suggests to me there is a greater underlying problem with him and his henchman. Make no mistake, he'll not struggle to pay his mortgage and will be back on the managerial merry-go-round in no time at all. Good luck to his next victim, you'll need it!

robmonkey007 added 07:00 - Jan 30
So neither learnt from their time at Ipswich that just shouting and screaming at players doesnt win you games.

Bergholtblue added 09:00 - Jan 30
It makes you wonder how he managed to do so well at Shrewsbury. Because it seems to me he lacks any man management skills.

blueboy1981 added 09:07 - Jan 30
Not a bad record in the short time he was at Scunthorpe, have seen much worse and Managers survive, because it’s impossible if rebuilding is necessary in eight months.However, it is a results business and not all Clubs are as lenient as ITFC obviously - even at lower level than the ‘old’ third division.

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