Plymouth sack boss Fletcher

Plymouth Argyle have sacked their manager, Carl Fletcher, after this afternoon's defeat at relegation rivals, Bristol Rovers. It ends a 16 month spell in charge. The 32 year old took over following Peter Reid's sacking in September 2011.

The club has been seeking a director of football to help Fletcher since November.Ironically, John Ward turned down the position to take over at Rovers shortly before Christmas.

The board will now seek promptly to appoint a new manager with significant experience of football management. The team's recent results have not been good enough and, with the club's Football League future paramount, the Argyle board felt that a change was necessary now as we head into an important part of the season.

– Plymouth Argyle FC statement

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