Steve Burr has been sacked by Vanarama National League club Southport.

The club sit in twentieth place in the National League table, one point and one place above the relegation zone.

A 3-1 defeat at Bromley on Saturday seems to have been the final straw for the Sandgrounders board, as they released a statement on southportMonday morning confirming Burr’s departure and announcing that Director of Football Liam Watson will step into the role for the rest of the season.

The statement read “Following a disappointing series of results the Board have taken the above decision in the best interests of Southport Football Club to move forward in a different direction. With 19 players recruited during Steve Burr’s tenure and significant financial backing to strengthen the squad the performances and results recently have not shown signs that confirm the club can get to a position in the League that provides the security as required”

Director of Football Liam Watson will take interim charge of the squad as for the forthcoming fixtures with the aim of ensuring the club retains it’s National League status, Keith Briggs will continue as assistant manager.

The Board would like to wish Steve good luck in the future and thank him for his work and efforts whilst at Southport Football Club.”

Watson’s first game in charge will come on Saturday as he takes his side to Gateshead.

Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)

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