Notts County have sacked manager Harry Kewell after ten weeks in charge.

Australian Kewell left the top job at Crawley Town to take up the post at Meadow Lane in September but the club have acted quickly after just three wins in his first 14 matches.

Assistant manager Warren Feeney and first-team analyst Paul Murphy have also left their posts with immediate effect.

Notts owner and chairman Alan Hardy says the board felt quick action was essential with the Magpies sitting 22nd in League Two.

Hardy said: “Harry’s passion and commitment as a coach is unquestionable.

“I enjoyed seeing first-hand his love for the job and it gives me absolutely no pleasure to take that away from him.

“Unfortunately, however, things quite simply were not working out for him here at Meadow Lane.

“Results have not been good enough and performance levels are a continuing concern. We see no reason to continue with something we don’t think can work.

“Harry leaves with our best wishes for the future and our search for a new manager begins immediately.

"We hope to make an appointment before Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two match at home to Cheltenham Town.”