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.In a statement, the club said:
– Argyle club statement
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.
For more information go to Plymouth Argyle club website