Mark Cooper is expected to be named Yeovil Town manager following the sacking of Chris Hargreaves with the club in the National League relegation zone after 15 games of the season.

Mark Cooper in the stands for Yeovil Town’s 2-0 defeat at Oldham Athletic last weekend.

The former Swindon Town and Forest Green Rovers manager was in the stands for the Glovers’ 2-0 defeat at Oldham Athletic last weekend and there seems every chance he may be in the dug out for the trip to Maidstone United this weekend.

The Gloverscast understands Hargreaves’ assistant Chris Todd and Head of Player Development Marcus Stewart are still in their roles at present.

In a statement on Thursday morning, chairman Scott Priestnall said “I would firstly like to thank Chris for his effort and professionalism during his time at Huish Park.

After internal discussions this week, it has been decided that it’s best we go our separate ways. We wish Chris every success in the future.

There will be a further update on the management situation before Saturday’s trip to Maidstone United.

Cooper’s last job saw him leave League Two side Barrow by mutual consent in March with the club in the relegation zone.

His son, Charlie, plays for Oldham Athletic and came on as a second half substitute in the match against Yeovil, however, his attendance appears to be more than just parental interest.

Hargreaves departs with just the club fourth-from-bottom of the National League table with just 13 points having won just two matches all season and drawing seven, and suffered the humiliation of an FA Cup fourth qualifying round at the hands of Taunton Town.

In his last match, the manager and team was booed off the pitch after two goals in the final five minutes saw them go down 2-0 at home to Aldershot Town on Tuesday night.


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