Tranmere Rovers have sacked first team manager Mike Jackson following a poor run of results.

Jackson was summoned to Chairman Mark Palios after Rovers lost 1-0 at home to Morecambe at Prenton Park on Saturday afternoon.

In a statment, Mr Palios said: "I appointed Mike because he was an excellent coach who had some forward-thinking ideas and had played a big part in the two promotions enjoyed under Micky Mellon's tenure.

"I therefore felt he deserved the chance to make the step up this summer when Micky left the Club. 

"Despite the fact that this is a season which has thrown up challenges that no manager has had to face before I have regrettably come to the conclusion that it is right for the Club to make a change of manager. 

"This is a season which could still yet be shortened due to Covid so we do not have the luxury of time to turn things around.  

"The Club will always be grateful to Mike for his contributions first as a player and then as assistant manager as well as his efforts as first team manager. He has always shown himself to be a great professional in whatever role he served the Club and we wish him well for the future."

Mr Palios is now working to appoint Jackson's successor. It is currently unclear whether the new man will be in place by Tuesday evening, when Rovers are next in action away to Harrogate Town.

The Tranmere chairman said that he would ask coaching staff Ian Dawes and Andy Parkinson to handle first team affairs until a new manager is appointed.