After an 18 month spell in charge of Wrexham, Gary Mills has been sacked this afternoon.
Mills joined in April 2015 after leaving his post at fellow Nation League side Gateshead. After his first full season in charge, the former Nottingham Forest and Leicester City player seemed to be moving the club in the right direction after narrowly missing out on a Playoff position. However, this season has not gone to plan, as the Welsh club currently find themselves in 15th place. After four defeats in the last six games, the board have finally had enough and have relieved Mills of his duties.
The club released a statement on their website, explaining the decision. Stating, “We have made the difficult decision that a change is needed.”
“This was a difficult decision but despite some exciting and entertaining football last season, our main priority is promotion back to the Football League.”
“We have not made the progress expected towards that aim, falling short of the playoff places last season, and currently out of touch with the table leaders with a third of the season already gone.”
With the search starting for a new manager at the Racecourse Ground, it might not be too long before Mills is back in management. Yesterday he was questioned about a return to York City, where he enjoyed success between 2010-2013 including guiding them back to the Football League and winning the FA Trophy in 2012. Although he stated he was focused on Wrexham, he is now available should the Minstermen look to appoint him.