Steve Burr: Southport sack manager, Liam Watson named interim boss

Steve Burr
Steve Burr won nine, drew six and lost 12 of his 27 games in charge of Southport

Southport have sacked manager Steve Burr after just over four months in charge, with director of football Liam Watson taking interim charge.

Former Chester and Kidderminster boss Burr, 57, joined the Sandgrounders in September to replace Andy Bishop when they were second bottom.

But they have lost their last three games and are only a point above the National League drop zone.

Watson, 46, has spent eight years as manager at Southport in two spells.

"Following a disappointing series of results the board have taken the above decision in the best interests of Southport to move forward in a different direction," said a club statement.

"With 19 players recruited during Steve Burr's tenure and significant financial backing to strengthen the squad, the performances and results recently have not shown signs that confirm the club can get to a position in the league that provides the security as required."

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