Joe Dunne leaves Colchester United

Joe Dunne

Joe Dunne - Credit: Richard Blaxall/Focus Images Ltd

Manager Joe Dunne has left Colchester United this morning, by mutual consent.

The U’s have picked up just one point from their first five league games, and are only being kept off the League One basement by Crewe.

Dunne had been in charge of the U’s for just one month short of two years and, despite the team often struggling, had managed to keep the U’s in the third tier following two successful relegation battles.

Chairman and owner Robbie Colwing has issued the following statement:

“Joe has done a remarkable job as manager of Colchester United over the past two seasons, and he has been a remarkable servant for the club for many years.

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“He is a Colchester United legend and I am grateful for the way he kept our club in League One during these challenging times.

“I wish him all of the very best for the future.”

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Dunne’s assistant, Mark Kinsella, has also left his post, opening the way for a new manager to be appointed.

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