AHEAD of the biggest game of their season, Waterford FC have sacked its manager, Marc Bircham. The incredible move was announced on Twitter shortly after 8:30am this morning, seemingly in response to a tweet by Bircham.
At 7:53am, Bircham posted the following message to Twitter:
After a Brief TEXT conversation with the owner last night, and a difference of
opinion on a couple of matters I have surprisingly been given a 1 week
suspension meaning I will no longer be able to manage the team Friday night in
the Big play off game!
Anyone that knows me knows I’m a man of principles and will stick to them.
That leaves me to say I have the upmost confidence in the Players and
Staff to finish off this amazing journey with the win they so richly deserve after
the mammoth effort and professionalism they have applied.
Lastly to the fans for the massive part they have played in the team’s
turnaround please don’t underestimate the role you have played.
Let’s finish off the great escape Come on the blues
Less than 40 mins later, the club responded with the following tweet:
Waterford FC have terminated the contract of Marc Bircham.
The club will be making no further comment at this time.
— Waterford FC (@WaterfordFCie) November 23, 2021
Waterford FC will play UCD this Friday night in the Premier Division Relegation Play-Off
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