Crawley owner Ziya Eren will today explain why he axed Dermot Drummy.

The Reds head coach departed “by mutual consent” yesterday afternoon, less than 24 hours after he told The Argus he was the right man for the job.

The departure of Drummy and assistant Matt Gray was announced by the club in a brief statement.

Eren, on an end-of-season visit from his base in Turkey, will speak to the media today.

The axe came the day after Reds were beaten 3-0 by Albion’s under-23s in the final of the Parafix Sussex Senior Cup.

They have also tumbled towards the wrong end of League Two in a 13-match slump in which the only win was at home to crisis-torn Leyton Orient.

In a frank and exclusive assessment of his season in charge on Wednesday night, Drummy told The Argus avoiding relegation was a success.

During what turned out to be his last interview as Reds boss, he admitted he had made mistakes but vowed to learn lessons from his first campaign in senior management.

The Argus:

Drummy also said Reds were better placed to progress now than a year ago, when he had just arrived. It is a view with which Eren would appear not to concur.

Reds are seven points clear of the drop zone as they go into their final match of the season at home to Steve Evans’ Mansfield and have three points more than last term's final tally.

Drummy said: “I genuinely felt that staying in the league with our budget was a success. You see Sean Dyche staying in his league and the fans are lauding him and rightly so.

“It’s a tough call. It’s not an excuse. It’s a very tough league. I have learnt that within the year.But it is for Ziya to listen and for Ziya to have his own opinion.

“Staying up wasn’t comfortable. We were in a position where we dropped off and we got into a dogfight.

“But big clubs have gone out of this league. One big club, Leyton Orient, have gone out and another big club could go out on the last day.

“If you have injuries with the budget we are on, you find it hard.

“We are not Portsmouth, who can pull players off the bench.

“It has been a learning curve for me but I don’t dodge any issue.

“If the owner wants to talk, that’s his right. If the fans are unhappy with results of late, I understand that.”

Drummy saw his job as rebuilding a club and he felt he was on the right lines.

He said: “I would point out how many contracted players were here when we arrived, what infrastructure has been put in place.

“With 14 players signed on for next season and a year’s experience of working together, in my opinion it bodes well for the future.

“We had to come in and build, we knew that. We started really well so had the potential.

“I think there was a lapse and I look at myself and ask, ‘Did I rotate players?’ “I have to review myself and see whether I went wrong. I will learn from that.”

Those lessons will be put into effect by the former Chelsea and Arsenal coach somewhere other than the Checkatrade Stadium.

But Drummy, who was under contract for next season with an option for a further year, will depart confident he has left Reds stronger as a club, even if the league table does not indicate dramatic progress.

He said hours before his departure: “The staff here work tirelessly. We work together. We are very pro Crawley.”