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Monday, 29 October, 2001, 19:35 GMT
Kilner leaves Stockport
Stockport have confirmed manager Andy Kilner has left the club by mutual consent.
Kilner becomes the 19th manager to leave his club this season.
Stockport have won only one of their opening 15 league games and are rooted to the bottom of the table, four points adrift of Walsall.
After Saturday's 4-0 defeat by Millwall at Edgeley Park, chairman Brendan Elwood publicly backed the under-pressure manager.
He said: "Chairmen are too quick to make changes these days and I won't be sacking Andy.
"But the buck stops with me and I am not panicking, even though we are bottom of the league."
However, two days later the club confirmed they had parted company with Kilner, who collected 29 victories in 125 matches after taking over from Gary Megson in June 1999.
A club statement read: "Following discussions between chairman Brendan Elwood and the manager at the weekend, the contracts of Andy Kilner and assistant Des Bulpin have been terminated by mutual consent.
"The chairman and board of directors would like to place on record their gratitude for the hard work done by Andy and Des during their time at Edgeley Park.
"Reserve team manager Craig Madden will be in charge for the home game against Walsall and we hope the supporters will turn out in force to give their backing to the team.
"The club expect to make an announcement on the vacant managerial position later this week."
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