Carl Fletcher sacked by Plymouth Argyle
CARL FLETCHER has been sacked by League Two strugglers Plymouth Argyle following today's 2-1 defeat at relegation rivals Bristol Rovers.
Fletcher was dismissed by Argyle owner James Brent immediately after the defeat at the Memorial Stadium, which puts the Pilgrims ever closer to the relegation places.
In a statement published on Argyle's website, poor results were blamed and a need for change as the reasons for Fletcher's dismissal.
The statement reads: "Plymouth Argyle Football Club have parted company with manager Carl Fletcher.
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"The team's recent results have not been good enough and, with the club's Football League future paramount, the board felt a change was necessary as we head into an important part of the season.
"The owner and the board would like to thank Carl for all he has done for the club, as a player and
"Carl helped keep us in the Football League last season and we will never forget that contribution he made to Argyle's history.
"He leaves with our best wishes and will always be welcome at Home Park."
It continued: "The club will be making no further immediate comment."
One potential candidate for the Home Park hot-seat is former Argyle player Keith Hill, who was axed by Championship Barnsley at the weekend.
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