LEAGUE Two side Newport County have parted company with manager Graham Coughlan by mutual consent.

Coughlan had been in charge of the Exiles since October 2022 and led them to an 18th place finish in League Two, in the 2023-24 season.

Newport finished the season with a run of eight successive league defeats, including a 2-1 reverse at Colchester United on March 29.

The 49-year-old, who has previously been in charge at Bristol Rovers and Mansfield Town, had been working alongside former Colchester player and manager Joe Dunne, who is assistant manager at Rodney Parade.


Newport County chairman Huw Jenkins said: “I have total respect for Graham and found this decision particularly difficult to make considering all the hard work he has put in to help stabilise the club over the last 18 months.

“It goes without saying that I wish Graham every success in his future managerial career.

“However, moving forward I must take the club and the team in a different direction and stay true to my own beliefs which I feel over time will bring sustained success to Newport County and hopefully change the club’s outlook for many years ahead.’’

In a statement, Newport said: 'The club would like to wish Graham good luck for the future and will endeavour to keep supporters updated on the appointment of a new head coach ahead of the forthcoming campaign."