Cook leaves Southport
Paul Cook

Nationwide Conference side Southport FC have decided to part ways with manager Paul Cook following a run of three successive defeats.

This was Cook's first managerial job and he was appointed last summer after leaving Conference champions Accrington Stanley.

However, with Southport sitting at the foot of the Nationwide Conference table after three straight defeats over Christmas, both parties agreed that it would be best to part ways.

Born in Liverpool, Cook enjoyed a long career as a midfielder, playing for Wigan, Wolves, Coventry, Tranmere, Stockport and Burnley amongst others.

Southport are already inviting applications for the vacant manager's post as they look to appoint a new boss as soon as possible.

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