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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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Allardyce: Entrapment has cost me England job

Sam Allardyce says "entrapment has won" after he lost his job following a newspaper investigation.

The Football Association terminated his contract on Tuesday after revelations made in The Telegraph.

Speaking outside his home the day after he left the England manager's job, the former Bolton boss explained he was off on holiday to reflect on what had happened.

On reflection, it was a silly thing to do; I helped out someone I had known for 30 years and unfortunately it was an error in judgement on my behalf.

I've suffered the consequences. Entrapment has won on this occasion.

The agreement [to terminate his contract] with the FA was all done very amicably.

I have a confidential agreement so I can't say too much more.

I'm going to go away and reflect on it. I am off abroad to chill out and reflect on it.

– Sam Allardyce
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