Scott Brown has been sacked by Fleetwood Town.

The former Celtic captain has been relieved of his duties at the English League One club after a "difficult run of results".

Fleetwood sit 23rd in League One after six matches this season with just one point.

Brown's side last picked up a point in the draw with Carlisle on August 5 before consecutive league defeats against Cambridge, Bolton, Derby, Shrewsbury and Charlton.

Fleetwood chiefs have now called time on Brown's time in charge with assistant Steven Whittaker also leaving the club with immediate effect.

A club statement confirmed: "Fleetwood Town can confirm Head Coach Scott Brown has left the club with immediate effect.

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"Following a difficult run of results the club reluctantly felt now is the right time to make a change to the First Team management.

"Assistant Head Coach Steven Whittaker will also depart and everyone at the club would like to place on record their thanks to Scott and Steven for their hard work and professionalism during his time at the club.

"The search for his replacement will begin immediately and we will issue a further update on the first team staff in due course."

It comes just two months after Brown signed an extension to his contract at the club running until 2025.

Brown has recently been touted as a possible candidate for the vacant Hibs job after Lee Johnson was sacked by the Easter Road club.