Former Town coach sacked

WILLIE Donachie has been sacked as manager of Millwall.The former assistant manger to Joe Royle at Ipswich Town went after the Lions slumped to bottom of League One, following a 4-0 loss at Carlisle on Saturday.

WILLIE Donachie has been sacked as manager of Millwall.

The former assistant manger to Joe Royle at Ipswich Town went after the Lions slumped to bottom of League One, following a 4-0 loss at Carlisle on Saturday.

Millwall's executive deputy chairman Heather Rabbatts said: "This decision was taken by the board with a heavy heart.

"We took the view that, as at the same stage last season, decisive action was necessary in the long-term interests of the football club."


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Donachie took charge in September last year and led Millwall from a precarious position in the relegation zone to mid-table safety, but that upturn was not continued this term.

Veteran defender Richard Shaw, assisted by Colin West, will take charge of the first team for this weekend's clash with fellow strugglers Gillingham.

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