Gary Neville sacks manager

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville has sacked Richie Wellens after less than five months at the helm of affairs at Salford City.

Gary Neville, who’s the owner of the League Two club, sacked the newly appointed manager just five months into his tenure as the club’s manager.

Wellens only replaced predecessor Graham Alexander on November 4, but has now been axed as well, amid a faltering push for promotion.

Wellens was relieved of his duties exit shortly after winning the club’s first trophy as a Football League club, following their success in the 2020 Papa John’s Trophy – as last season’s final was played earlier this month due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 40-year-old manager was tasked with leading Salford into League One this season, and got the biggest financial backing in the division, but a run of poor results, with just four wins in their last 15 league games, has left them ninth in the table, six points away from the play-off spots. This eventually led to his dismissal.

The club released a statement on Monday, thus: “Salford City Football Club has parted company with Richie Wellens by mutual consent.

“We would like to thank Richie for his time and efforts at the Club and wish him well for the future.

“An announcement about a new manager will be made in due course. There will be no further comment.”

Gary Neville is still very much interested in the affairs around Manchester United, but still tends to back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer even when results aren’t encouraging.