Lee Clark has been sacked by Bury
Ex-Huddersfield and Birmingham boss Clark took charge of the Shakers in March and secured their League One status on the final day of the season.
He was given the backing by chairman Stewart Day in the summer and completely overhauled the squad in a bid to challenge at the opposite end of the table.
But a torrid run which leaves Bury second-bottom of the league – one point above Plymouth Argyle – has cost the former Newcastle midfielder his job.
And Day told Express Sport why the 45-year-old had to go.
Bury chairman Stewart Day spoke exclusively to Express Sport
“We are second bottom of the table and have only won three games this season," Day said.
“It was not a lengthy decision. Based on recent results it was not good enough and we had to take action.
“We invested the James Vaughan money (£900,000) back into the squad in the summer and should do doing much better than we currently are.
“With the players that we have got, we have to do better.”