Thompson leaves Notts County

Struggling Notts County have announced they have terminated manager Steve Thompson's contract at Meadow Lane with immediate effect.

The Magpies have slumped to 19th place in League Two after a run of three successive defeats which also saw the side concede nine goals.

Thompson succeeded Gudjon Thordarson in June 2006 and guided County to a comfortable mid-table finish in his first season at the helm.

Assistant manager John Gannon has been placed in charge for Saturday's derby clash with Mansfield.

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