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Tranmere Rovers FC

Brian Little

Little leaves Tranmere

By Paul Coslett
Tranmere Rovers have parted company with their manager Brian Little. Add your comments on Little’s departure and who his successor should be here.

Tranmere Rovers have announced that Brian Little is to leave the club by mutual consent.

Little, who joined the club in October 2003, has seen his team struggle this season. Tranmere have been under threat of relegation for much of the season and only guaranteed their League One status last weekend, winning 2-1 against MK Dons thanks to a late winner from Delroy Facey in injury time

A statement on the clubs website said “Chairman Lorraine Rogers and Brian Little have had a number of detailed discussions about the club’s plans and ambitions for next season. As a result of these discussions, the club and Brian Little reached a mutual decision.”

"We both focused on what’s right for the club and for Brian."
Tranmere Chairman Lorraine Rogers

Lorraine Rogers speaking to said “Our discussions with Brian over the last few days have been totally open and amicable. We both focused on what’s right for the club and for Brian.

“Throughout this difficult season Brian, as always has been calm and unflappable. We’d like to thank Brian for the success he brought to the club, especially in his first two seasons here. Now we need to focus on next season and we will start the process of finding a new manager immediately.”

Player coach Jason McAteer will take charge for the club’s final game of the season against Doncaster Rovers at Prenton Park, he will be assisted by John McMahon.

last updated: 05/05/06
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I will not renew my season ticket if Jason McAteer is in charge, nor if Aldridge returns.

Brian was the best manager that Tranmere have had, no body could work better and keep the club as finacially healthy. Good luck to Brian in whatever he chooses to do next. Peter Reid would be the best option now, but any one other than McAteer who is probably the reason we are in the position we are currently in.

Paul Ince is still seen on the Wirral, his enthuiasism for the game is still there. He is still playing for another season, so get him now.

R Hutchinson
I think that this is the right decision for the sake of Tranmere. Would love to see Roy Evans here , or even bring Aldo back!!!

Iain Baird
The media coverage of BL's departure is predictably poor. Local radio and newspapers state that Little remained dignified in the face of critisism from the stands as he followed two successful campaigns with a poor one. It has been conveniently overlooked that it was Little who opened up a war of words with the fans, he never praised the support, even on occasions like the 17 hour round trip to Milwall that 3500 of us undertook. He never attempted to qualify his critisism of fans, just lumping all us loyal fans in with the couple of hundred boo boys. Liverpool fans boo if they disagree with a substitution, Everton fans are on the phone-ins and taking up column inches calling for the head of Moyes, these are sucessful teams. We turn up at Tranmere just to watch a match, when that match is intollerably boring we are critisised just for wanting a bit more flair regardless of results. I think it has seldom been so thankless a time to be a Rovers supporter.

Roy Dennett
I was DIssappointed with the comments of the TRSA Reps on Radio Merseyside on Friday night . Brian is a nice man but he just had to go! His tactics and team selections were just hopeless. The best man for the job would be Ronnie Moore and we should do all we can to get him back to his spiritual home !

Phil Hales
I have some sypathy with Brian Little, however I'd like to see just what support Rogers and Johnson will give the next manager, I believe the promise of money to Little was so low that he couldn't get anybody in anyway. Just how are we going to attract decent new players with club owners putting up a nil budjet?

Ryan Kevan
I take no pleasure in seeing BL depart as a failure, I'd far rather have watched an exciting and sucessful team under his leadership but that was never to be. His legacy is to have driven a wedge between club and supporters. McAteer nailed his colours to BL's mast and backed him in his verbal assault on us fans, if the club is regain it's lost fan base it would be madness to appoint another divisive figure as manager. Ronnie Moore is our man, he's the next best thing to the great man himself - Johnny King.

Tony Vaughan
thank heavens he's gone. All season I've said he was ruining the club with his negative tactics, persisting in selecting players out of position; players who whilst ok defenders couldn't pass a ball other than to the opposition and to ignore and omit players who had ability and flair. Good riddance. To replace him? Could do no better than to let McAteer and McMahon have free reign rather than go for another "nearly never has been."

John Frost
I don't live on the Wirral anymore but went to the Brenford game at home. It was the worst display of football I have seen Tramnere play. What happened to all there flare. They need a frseh start. new Manager and players.

P Thomas
Not before time. Hire Ronnie Moore.

Get Roy Evans in!

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