Tranmere Rovers sack Keith Hill ahead of play-offs

Tranmere Rovers Football Club has today confirmed that Keith Hill has been relieved of his duties as first-team manager with immediate effect.

Keith Hill was appointed manager in November as Rovers sat 13th in the table. Under his tenure, Tranmere finished seventh in League Two, a disappointing finish to the season, with only two wins in the last 11 games.

Chairman Mark Palios said: “Despite success achieved on the pitch in the form of securing a place in the Play-Offs and reaching the Papa John’s Trophy final, in the Play-Offs an entire season gets distilled into two or three games.

“I have to do what I think gives us the best chance of achieving promotion in those games and I have reluctantly come to the conclusion that means making the change before the semi-finals begin.”

Ian Dawes will take charge for the Play-Offs and will be assisted by Andy Parkinson. The semi-final first leg takes place at Prenton Park on 20 May and the second leg at the Mazuma Stadium on 23 May. The final will be held at Wembley on 31 May.

The Club will be making no further comment.

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