Leicester City Women have sacked manager Jonathan Morgan after the club’s winless start to their debut top-flight campaign.
Morgan led Leicester to promotion to the Women’s Super League by winning the Championship title last term, but has since overseen eight defeats from eight WSL matches so far.
He had been in charge since the 2014/15 season and signed a new contract in July this year, after last season’s campaign which was undoubtedly the greatest in Leicester’s women’s football history, including a 12-game winning run and reaching the semi-finals of the Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup.
Morgan was named as the Women’s Championship LMA Manager of the Year last term, but life in the top flight has not been easy.
His side have scored three times in their eight top-flight games so far, conceding 19 goals to see them bottom of the 12-team table, one point from safety.
Their closest relegation rivals, Birmingham City, also changed manager in recent days, sacking Scott Booth on November 18 before bringing in their former men’s team midfielder Darren Carter as interim head coach. Carter will be supported by former Birmingham and Aston Villa manager Marcus Bignot.
The bottom two sides will meet in a huge-looking WSL game on December 19, both side’s last match before the division’s Christmas break.
Before then, Leicester will face league-leaders Arsenal away from home in the WSL, as well as League Cup fixtures against Manchester United and Manchester City.
More to follow.