Mansfield Town Football Club can confirm that it has parted company with manager John Dempster.
In a statement, chief executive officer Carolyn Radford said: “Both John [chairman John Radford] and I would like to place on record our sincere thanks to John [Dempster] for his seven-years’ service as a player, academy manager and first team manager.
“Throughout this period, John has conducted himself with the utmost professionalism and integrity and leaves the club in our highest regard.
“John [Radford, chairman] and I consider ourselves to be patient and supportive owners, however, football is a results centered industry and as we approach the halfway stage of the season, our points’ tally has fallen well below expectations. Therefore, we feel a change in leadership is required to provide the best opportunity to turn our season around.
“The process for a new manager begins immediately and we hope to make an appointment in a decisive and timely fashion.”
Academy coach Jamie McGuire has been placed in caretaker charge.