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Forest Green Rovers' statement after sacking Troy Deeney is the bluntest you'll ever read

Forest Green Rovers' statement after sacking Troy Deeney is the bluntest you'll ever read

Troy Deeney was sacked as Forest Green Rovers manager on Thursday afternoon

The statement put out by Forest Green Rovers to announce Troy Deeney’s sacking is one of the bluntest of all time.

Back in December, Watford legend Deeney was appointed the manager of League Two side Forest Green Rovers, replacing David Horseman.

The 35-year-old originally signed for Forest Green in the summer as a player-coach and went on to make 18 appearances, scoring four goals.

Since being appointed manager, Deeney did not play a single minute as he looked to kickstart his managerial career.

However, Deeney was dismissed on Thursday after a series of scathing rants.

The former striker said there were ‘too many babies’ in his squad and that he would rather watch Antiques Roadshow than his own team.

Announcing Deeney’s departure, a statement from Forest Green read: “Forest Green Rovers and head coach Troy Deeney have today decided to part company.

“Dale Vince, Chairman of Forest Green Rovers said: “These are decisions nobody likes to make, but we have acted this way to give FGR the best possible chance of improving results and climbing the league table. We wish Troy all the best for the future and thank him for his efforts."

“The search for a new head coach will begin straight away. Dan Connor will take charge of the team for Saturday’s match at Gillingham.”


In his column for The Sun ahead of his first match as manager, Deeney explained why he took on the challenge: “Some people have asked why I wanted to take over a club next to bottom in League Two for my first job in management — but I have never been one to turn down a challenge.

“I remember Paul Ince and Sol Campbell taking over at Macclesfield in similar circumstances and leading them to safety.”

He continued: “It’s also true that there aren’t enough black and ethnic minority managers in English football.

“We’re still under-represented and we are less likely to get opportunities — even though I’m not sure how many black guys are applying for jobs at League Two level.”

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Topics: Troy Deeney, Football, League Two