Gillingham Sack Their Manager

Last updated : 03 January 2017 By CNS Sport

Gillingham FC have sacked Justin Edinburgh and the rest of the club's coaching staff.

Gillingham lost at Millwall on Friday and to Oxford yesterday and Chairman Paul Scally said to his club's website: "Having returned to work yesterday, this is obviously a difficult decision to begin 2017 with.  

"I have been very keen to work with Justin and his coaching staff, I have become close friends with them over the past two years, and that is what makes this decision even harder. I have great respect for them and everything they have done for the club.
"I'd like to express my gratitude to Justin for his efforts; he has tried extremely hard to turn things around. However, the form over the past 12 months has not been as good as expected, and yesterday's defeat was the final straw.
"Nonetheless, Justin is a manager of great ability, and I have no doubt he will go far in football."