Ex-Man Utd and Man City man sacked by EFL club after poor start to the season

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A former Man Utd player and ex-Man City manager has been sacked by League Two side Bradford City

Former Manchester United forward Mark Hughes has been sacked as manager of League Two outfit Bradford City with the Bantams sat 18th in the fourth tier.

The 59-year-old also spent time with Manchester City, managing the club between June 2008 and December 2009. He was appointed in West Yorkshire in February 2022 and helped Bradford finish sixth in League Two last term.

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However, they have won just three of their 11 league games this campaign and are already six points adrift of the play-off places.

City’s chief executive officer, Ryan Sparks, said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mark and Glyn for their efforts and services to our football club over the past 19 months.

“They made a great impact when they arrived at the club, both on and off the field, and last season came close to delivering on our aims.

“Unfortunately, since our defeat at Carlisle in the play-off semi-final, results have been disappointing, and after 11 league games we find ourselves a long way away from where we expect to be.

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“As a result, the decision has been taken to move in a different direction in an effort to get our season on track.

“On a personal level, I have very much enjoyed working alongside Mark and Glyn, and we go our separate ways on good terms. I would ask supporters to join me in wishing both them and their families the very best for the future, while reflecting on some of the memorable moments they brought us.”

Hughes made 386 appearances for United, scoring 139 goals and providing 18 assists in two spells with the club between 1980-1986 and 1988-1995. He won the Premier League title twice during his time at Old Trafford, as well as three FA Cups and one League Cup.

He was replaced by Roberto Mancini when he was sacked by City at the end of 2009. He has also been in charge at Wales, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, QPR, Stoke City and Southampton.

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