Aberdeen sack Mark McGhee


Mark McGhee former Aberdeen manager

Mark McGhee

Mark McGhee has been sacked as manager of Aberdeen.

Confirming the news that McGhee and assistants Scott Leitch and Colin Meldrum had left the club chairman Stewart Milne said: “On behalf of everyone at the Club, I would like to thank Mark, Scott and Colin for their time at Aberdeen.

“It goes without saying that everyone at Aberdeen Football Club wishes Mark, Scott and Colin every success in the future.”

McGhee has had a torrid time recently and was widely expected to lose his job in the aftermath of losing 9-0 to Celtic.

Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Kilmarnock was the Dons sixth consecutive defeat in the SPL and left them joint bottom of the table with Hamilton Accies.

McGhee has won just 17 of 62 games in charge of Aberdeen and is the 11th manager to leave Aberdeen since Alex Ferguson moved to Manchester United.

McGhee replaced Jimmy Calderwood as manager at Pittodrie in May 2009 having bizarrely tried to link himself with the Celtic job vacated by his friend Gordon Strachan.

During his 18 months in charge McGhee never paid out a transfer fee for any player.

After a promising start to the season inspired by the arrival of Paul Hartley the Dons season went into freefall taking just 4 points from their last 13 SPL matches.

Celtic were due to visit Aberdeen on Saturday but that game has fallen victim to the weather although the teams will meet at the end of January at Hampden in the semi-final of the Co-Operative League Cup.

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