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Club Statement on Chris Wilder

26 January 2014

Manager leaves Oxford United. Club Statement.


Oxford United confirms that Manager Chris Wilder has formally tendered termination of his contract which has today been accepted by the Board.


The club can also confirm that a satisfactory compensation package has been agreed with a League 2 club who are expected to announce Chris as their new manager.

Assistant Manager, Mickey Lewis, has agreed to become Caretaker Manager with immediate effect and he will be in charge as the First Team travel to Exeter City on Tuesday night.

Chairman Ian Lenagan said:

“First and foremost we thank Chris for five years of service at Oxford United. He has worked very hard and helped move the club from the Conference to becoming an established League 2 side. We are grateful for his efforts on behalf of Oxford but disappointed that he chose not to continue to the end of this season’s journey.   

“Today the formalities were completed to allow him to move on. The other club involved have acted professionally throughout the process and the two clubs have agreed a compensation deal that is satisfactory to Oxford United.

“We now move into a new era for Oxford United. The club has already started a thorough, professional search and interview process for the next permanent Manager.”

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