Paul Tisdale leaves Exeter City after 12 years in charge

01 June 2018 10:53
• Tisdale departs after 4,358 days in charge at Devon club• Morecambe’s Jim Bentley becomes longest-serving managerPaul Tisdale has relinquished his status as the longest-serving manager in the country after leaving Exeter City after almost 12 years in the job. The 45-year-old was upset by the Supporters Trust – that run the club – serving notice on his two-year rolling contract in November 2016 and rejected a new contract at Exeter.His contract did not formally expire until October but Tisdale had made it clear following Monday’s defeat by Coventry City at Wembley – a second successive loss in the League Two play-off final – that he wished to clarify his future. In his post-match press conference on Monday, Tisdale said: “The whole situation of me being served my notice 18 months ago, the whole situation has been rather surreal and how it happened.” Related: Football League best XIs of 2017-18: from Rúben Neves to Marc McNulty Jim Bentley (Morecambe): seven years and 19 days Gareth Ainsworth (Wycombe): five years and 250 days Neal Ardley (AFC Wimbledon): five years and 234 days Eddie Howe (Bournemouth): five years and 231 days Sean Dyche (Burnley): five years and 214 days Keith Hill (Rochdale): five years and 130 days Darrell Clarke (Bristol Rovers): four years and 65 days Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham): four years and five days John Coleman (Accrington): three years and 256 days Chris Hughton (Brighton): three years and 152 days Neil Harris (Millwall): three years and 83 days Gary Johnson (Cheltenham): three years and 63 days Derek Adams (Plymouth): two years and 355 days Jürgen Klopp (Liverpool): two years and 236 days  Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian