Tranmere have sacked manager Mike Jackson after their 1-0 defeat at home to Morecambe.

In a statement posted on Tranmere’s website, Chairman Mark 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.”

He then went on to say: “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.”

Jackson leaves Tranmere with the club 18th in League 2 with nine points and only one win in the last five games.

A new manager will be announced in due course.