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Bradford City sack head coach Michael Collins

Bradford City have sacked head coach Michael Collins.

Bradford City have sacked head coach Michael Collins Credit: Press Association

The 32-year-old departs with immediate effect and his successor will be revealed tomorrow.

Collins was appointed as head coach in June on a three-year deal.

Stefan (Rupp) and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Michael for the work he has done for the club.

The decision is based on an unsatisfactory start to the season and performances not being good enough. We anticipated a much better start and the results have not matched expectations.

We have acted swiftly to appoint a new head coach who we believe will take us towards achieving our goals this season and beyond.

We care massively about this football club and believe this decision has been made at the right time, with everything very much to play for.

We are now looking forward to naming our new head coach and moving forward, together, in a positive manner.

– Edin Rahic, Bradford City Chairman