FC Halifax Town: Manager Kelly sacked by Shaymen

Darren Kelly
Darren Kelly

Manager Darren Kelly has been sacked by FC Halifax Town after just 10 games in charge, with the club bottom of the National League.

Kelly was appointed at the start of October, but won just two of his 10 matches at the helm, which included a 7-1 defeat against Cheltenham and a 7-0 loss at Grimsby.

His final match in charge was Saturday 6-3 defeat at home to Braintree, which left Halifax 10 points adrift of safety.

Kelly’s previous job in management was at Oldham, where he was sacked after just nine games earlier this season.

It is understood assistant manager Jim Harvey will take charge of training on Thursday.

The club released a statement saying: “Following a disappointing run of league results, it’s been mutuality agreed between the board and Darren Kelly that he steps down from his position at FC Halifax Town.

“Notwithstanding a back drop of difficult circumstances and a short time period, it’s been felt that an up-lift in performance and results has not been forthcoming - despite further first team investment.”