BREAKING: Bradford City sack Stuart McCall

STUART McCall has been sacked by City.

The club today confirmed they have parted company with the 56-year-old and his assistant Kenny Black.

McCall, who returned for his third spell at the Valley Parade helm in February, took charge of 29 matches – seven wins, five draws and 17 defeats.

City’s 3-1 loss at Oldham yesterday was their sixth on the bounce – and eighth in the last 10 league games to leave them currently 22nd in League Two.

Academy coaches Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars will take temporary charge ahead of Tuesday night’s trip to Crawley.

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Chief executive Ryan Sparks said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank Stuart and Kenny for their efforts over the past 10 months.

“This decision was not taken lightly and we have done everything in our power to support them during their time at the club.

“Unfortunately, we have taken only four points from our last 10 games and find ourselves in a battle at the wrong end of the table.

“And, with a host of important fixtures – and the January transfer window – on the horizon, we felt now was the right time to move in a different direction.”

McCall said: “I am obviously disappointed it has ended like this for everyone concerned. But am thankful for the opportunity we were given – and the support we have received throughout.

“Kenny and I were excited to return to the club and were desperate to bring success, though results have not been good enough.

“I would like to wish everyone at Bradford City nothing but the very best for the future.”

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