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Preston CEO sacks Frankie McAvoy with 18th-place team in the Championship after a string of ups and downs this season

PRESTON has fired manager Frankie McAvoy.

McAvoy, 54, was appointed full-time in the summer but was fired with 18th place Preston in the Championship.

Frankie McAvoy was made permanent manager of Preston last summer

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Frankie McAvoy was made permanent manager of Preston last summerCredit: PA

Preston were beaten 1-0 by neighbors Lancashire Blackburn on Saturday, their eighth loss of the season.

McAvoy has won just three of his last nine games, with the club going backwards since the departure of previous coach Alex Neil.

McAvoy succeeded Neil on an interim basis but secured the job permanently after winning five of the eight games he was in charge.

The club has released a declare It read: “Preston North End Football Club can confirm that Frankie McAvoy has left his position as head coach.

“Frankie joined earlier this year to support us, initially in an interim role, before taking over as head coach.

“His first eight games at the end of last season were a huge success but this season we have struggled to be consistent.

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“Ultimately it’s the business results, and the results to date have not lived up to our expectations, so we’ve decided to make the change at this point.

“Frankie is an honest, hard-working person who deserves success and he leaves us with his sincere thanks and best wishes for the future.

“He would always be welcome back to Deepdale at any time.”

An update is coming soon regarding the appointment of a McAvoy successor.

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/16958581/preston-sack-frankie-mcavoy/ Preston CEO sacks Frankie McAvoy with 18th-place team in the Championship after a string of ups and downs this season

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