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Former Notts County boss sacked for threats towards officials

Former Notts County's manager John Sheridan Credit: PA

It has been revealed that former Notts County boss John Sheridan was sacked by the club for gross misconduct after verbal assaults and threats towards officials.

It happened during the club's 2-0 home defeat by Wycombe in December, leading to a five-game touchline ban.

Our sports reporter James Clark has the latest:

Following this disclosure of the content of Sheridan's language, Chairman Alan Hardy said:

It was our decision to terminate the contract based on what I read in the referee's report regarding the incident. This is a family-friendly club which aims to be a pillar of the local community.

Comments of the type made by Mr Sheridan were utterly appalling and wholly unacceptable, completely undermining the community spirit and focus we are striving to develop here.

In light of the recent disclosure of the referee's report, I thought it appropriate to communicate the exact reasons behind the course of action we took.

– Chairman Alan Hardy

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