Bradford City SACK manager Gary Bowyer after less than a year at the club

Bradford City SACK manager Gary Bowyer after less than a year at the club

Bradford City SACK manager Gary Bowyer after less than a year at the club… following a run of seven games without a win

  • English coach Gary Bowyer had been at Bradford City since March 2019
  • He has failed to see out 12 months though after a poor run of league results 
  • The League Two club have announced they are now looking for a new manager

By Kieran Jackson For Mailonline

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Bradford City have parted company with manager Gary Bowyer following a desperate run of results. 

Bowyer, who has previously coached Blackburn Rovers and Blackpool, joined the club in March after David Hopkin’s resignation. 

Although the Bantams currently lie eighth in League Two, they are without a win since New Year’s Day – a run of seven games and that has been enough to push 48-year-old Bowyer to the exit door. 

Gary Bowyer has been sacked as Bradford manager after a poor start to 2020 in League Two 

In a club statement, interim chief executive Julian Rhodes said: ‘Gary built a squad over the summer that has proven it is capable of competing at the right end of Sky Bet League Two.

‘However, over the course of the last few months, results have undoubtedly declined.

‘In view of recent events, we felt a change was necessary in order to compete for a play-off place.’

Bowyer was nominated for League Two manager of the month as recently as October 2019

It concluded: ‘The club is now looking to appoint a new manager and further announcements will be made in due course.’ 

Bradford finished bottom of League One last season, resulting in their relegation to the fourth tier of English football. 

Despite a strong start to the season, Bradford’s form has plummeted since November and they are currently one point off Cheltenham Town, who occupy the final play-off spot in League Two. 

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