Former Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer sacked by League Two side Bradford City

Bradford City have parted company with former Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 2:26 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd February 2020, 2:28 pm

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It follows a run of seven League Two games without a win, which has seen the Bantams fall out of the play-off places.

The 48-year-old arrived at Valley Parade in March 2019 following the resignation of David Hopkin, but was unable to stop their slide into the fourth tier.

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Gary Bowyer has been sacked by Bradford City

He leaves Bradford in eighth place in the table, one point off the top seven.

Bradford's interim chief executive Julian Rhodes, said: "I would like to thank Gary for his efforts over the past year.

"He came to the club at a difficult time and inherited a team heading for relegation, which we were unable to avoid.

"Gary built a squad over the summer that has proven it is capable of competing at the right end of Sky Bet League Two.

"However, over the course of the last few months, results have undoubtedly declined.

"In view of recent events, we felt a change was necessary in order to compete for a play-off place.

"We would like to take this opportunity to wish Gary the very best for the future."

Bowyer left Bloomfield Road following the opening game of the 2018/19 season, citing frustrations with the club's previous owners.

The 48-year-old took the reins in 2016, guiding the club back to League One at the first attempt via the play-offs before achieving a 12th placed finish in the third tier.