Portsmouth League One rivals looking for new manager - yet again

Bristol Rovers are seeking their third manager of the season following the dismissal of Paul Tisdale.

By Neil Allen
Wednesday, 10th February 2021, 4:29 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th February 2021, 5:16 pm

Tisdale was shown the door after last night’s 2-0 home defeat to Oxford United increased relegation fears.

It means they will likely be overseen by director of football Tommy Widdrington for next week’s visit of Pompey to the Memorial Ground (February 16).

Former Exeter boss Tisdale was appointed in November to replace Ben Garner – yet lasted just 19 matches for the Pirates.

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Rovers are presently positioned one place above the relegation zone following 10 matches without a win in all competitions.

Their last victory arrived on January 2, when they claimed a 2-1 success over Blackpool.

Pompey have yet to face Rovers this season, with their original encounter over Christmas called off because of an outbreak of coronavirus in Kenny Jackett’s camp.

That has been rearranged for Tuesday night next week – with the Blues travelling to Crewe on Saturday first.

Paul Tisdale has been dismissed as Bristol Rovers manager following last night's defeat to Oxford United. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire

The Fratton Park fixture is scheduled for April 24.

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