The club have turned to former boss in a bid to save their football league status with six games to go and six points a drift of safety in league Two.
The outgoing manager who won just eight of his 40 league matches in charge with few matches remaining to call it a season, club lost patience with their fate still in balanced. Southend United sacked mark Molesly who took over from Sol Campbell in summer and will be replaced by Phil Brown.
Southend's former boss managed Root Hall for five years and played a leading role in their promotion from league Two to league One, from the club's statement on Friday terminating the contract of Mark together with the section of his staff: "We wish to thank Mark for the commitment throughout his tenure. The board recognise the management team worked tirelessly. However, whilest considerable further support was afforded during the January window, results on the pitch remained, unfortunately inconsistent. Phil Brown will take charge with immediate effect."
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