Hartlepool United’s relegation rivals Cheltenham part company with manager Paul Buckle

Paul Buckle
Paul Buckle

HARTLEPOOL United’s relegation rivals Cheltenham Town have parted company with their manager Paul Buckle by “mutual consent”.

Buckle had only been in charge of the Sky Bet League Two side for 13 games, winning just once.

The former Luton manager, who was appointed as Mark Yates’ successor in November, leaves the club just a point above the League Two relegation zone.

Pools are bottom of the league, six points adrift of Cheltenham.

A club statement read: “The Board of Cheltenham Town FC have reached an agreement with manager Paul Buckle for him to leave the club.

“Paul has departed from Cheltenham Town by mutual consent and with immediate effect.

“Neither party will be making any further statement on this issue.”

Russell Milton will take caretaker charge ahead of Saturday’s game against Bury.