Notts County Football Club can confirm that Mark Cooper has left his position as Manager following today’s match against Carlisle United.
Despite the club’s best efforts to retain him, Cooper served written notice under his short term agreement on Friday and informed the club that he does not wish to sign an extended contract.
Whilst a points target was agreed to trigger the deal on enhanced terms, Cooper has decided to move on regardless of that points total being reached.
Everyone at the club is hugely disappointed that the Manager has taken this decision, but nevertheless would like to thank him for his hard work during his short tenure.
It is understood that Cooper has received an offer from another club whilst still being contracted to Notts County. No contact or official approach for Cooper’s services has been received by the club.
Notts will begin the search for a new Manager next week and a further announcement will be made in due course. The club will delay announcing their retain list in light of this unexpected development.
The club will be making no further comment at this time.