Aberdeen sack Goodwin

Aberdeen sack Goodwin

Aberdeen have sacked manager Jim Goodwin after Saturday's 6-0 Scottish Premiership defeat at Hibernian.

The Irishman was already under huge pressure following an embarrassing 1-0 Scottish Cup defeat at sixth-tier side Darvel on Monday.

Goodwin had been warned by the club's board that they were "seeking an immediate response" after the loss at the West of Scotland League Premier Division champions.

But the Dons were humbled 6-0 at Easter Road, with the club announcing the 41-year-old's departure just 19 minutes after full-time.

A club statement said: "Following an unacceptable run of results since the World Cup break, the club confirms it has parted company with Jim Goodwin and first-team assistant manager Lee Sharp with immediate effect."

Aberdeen, who have won just one of their last 10 games in all competitions, have fallen to seventh in the Scottish Premiership