Awford leaves Portsmouth by mutual consent

Portsmouth's inconsistent League Two campaign has led to manager Andy Awford departing Fratton Park by mutual consent.

Andy Awford has left his role as manager at League Two Portsmouth by mutual consent.

Awford initially took over on a temporary basis in March 2014 after Richie Barker's tenure and guided the club to safety in the fourth tier last season.

However, Portsmouth have endured an inconsistent campaign, with Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Morecambe leaving them 14th in the table, and the decision has been taken for Awford to step down from his role.

The 42-year-old is a well-respected figure at Fratton Park having played for the club for 11 years and was a part of the team that took Liverpool to an FA Cup semi-final replay in 1992.

Portsmouth have confirmed that further talks are planned to find a different position for Awford, while assistant manager Gary Waddock will take charge of the team for the final four matches of the season.