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Statement: Liam Manning

11 December 2022

Milton Keynes Dons Football Club have parted company with Head Coach Liam Manning.

Assistant Head Coach Chris Hogg, Assistant First-Team Coach David Wright and Goalkeeper Coach Darren Smith will also depart the Football Club.

Sporting Director Liam Sweeting commented: “Liam, Chris and David have worked tirelessly over the last 16 months and we are hugely grateful for their dedication as well as what they were able to achieve on and off the pitch, particularly last season.

“As well as being thoroughly professional and dedicated, they have represented the club impeccably throughout their time with us. Our thanks as well to Darren, who stepped in to help us during a difficult period.

“Ultimately, given the position we find ourselves in, our decision now is to change the leadership and my full focus is on identifying and appointing the right person to, first and foremost, guide us out of this current situation, before then taking us forward. That process begins immediately.”

Chairman Pete Winkelman said: “It is with a real sadness that we have to make this decision. Liam and his team accomplished so much for us last season, providing some fantastic memories in a campaign we will never forget – for that we are all so grateful.”

The Club would like to thank Liam, Chris, David and Darren for their dedication and efforts during their time at Stadium MK. Everyone at MK Dons wishes them every success in the future.

Captain Dean Lewington will take interim care of the first-team and will prepare the squad for Tuesday’s Papa John’s Trophy tie with Bristol Rovers.

Interviews with Sporting Director Liam Sweeting and Chairman Pete Winkelman will be available to watch on iFollow MK Dons shortly.


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