Salford City, the club owned by a cohort of former Manchester United players, are searching for yet another manager after sacking Gary Bowyer.
Bowyer was relieved of his duties after failing to qualify the Ammies for the League Two play-offs last season.
A statement on the club’s website said: “Salford City Football Club announces the departure of First Team Manager Gary Bowyer from The Peninsula Stadium.
“A meeting was held earlier today and the club has made the decision to terminate Gary Bowyer’s contract along with assistant manager Billy Barr.
“The club would like to thank Gary and Billy for their hard work over the last season, and we wish them all the best for their future roles within football. An announcement regarding the role of First Team Manager will be made in due course.”
Bowyer’s sacking comes a year after he signed a two-year contract with the club. It continues a pattern of Salford changing managers frequently since promotion into the EFL back in 2019.
Speaking after missing out on a place in the top-seven, Bowyer said: “It’s disappointing 100 per cent, and the lads are absolutely gutted because they gave everything like they have done again today. They’re a great set of lads to work with and we’ve got to come back stronger now.”
Salford have posted finishes of 11th, 8th and 10th in their three campaigns so far in the EFL and Gary Neville and co are now set to roll the dice yet again in pursuit of promotion into the third tier.
It means a fourth different man will be at the helm in less than two years. Graham Alexander, the man who delivered promotion from the National League, was sacked in October 2020 whilst his successor Richie Wellens lasted barely four months and was given his P45 just a week after helping win the EFL Trophy.
There will be more to follow on this breaking sports news story – we’ll be bringing you the verylatest updates, pictures and video.
Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you by following The Mirror every time you see our name.
Follow The Mirror on Google News – CLICK HERE and click the star
Follow The Mirror on Apple News – CLICK HERE available on Apple devices
Follow The Mirror on Flipboard – CLICK HERE and click follow
See all our social accounts you can follow here: mirror.co.uk/social