Jamie Carragher has mocked Gary Neville with an old tweet of his regarding managerial sackings.
It comes after Salford City, the club Neville co-owns, agreed to the departure of Richie Wellens by mutual consent. Wellens was in charge for just four months and recently helped Salford to victory in the Papa John’s Trophy.
However Salford’s poor league form as of late, which sees them sit ninth in the table, has likely played a part in the club’s decision to part ways with Weelens.
“Salford City Football Club has parted company with Richie Wellens by mutual consent.” An official statement on the club website reads.
“We would like to thank Richie for his time and efforts at the Club and wish him well for the future.
“An announcement about a new manager will be made in due course.
“There will be no further comment.”
That decision has led Carragher to dig up an old tweet from his Sky Sports co-host, one that noted how managers should be given more time to find success at a club.
????????? pic.twitter.com/QOQe7O7Osn— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) March 22, 2021
“The scary thing is that a large % of people now actually support these sackings as they’ve become accustomed to it… How can you build a football team without getting 2-3 years. A rule change is required to moderate sackings of managers mid season in their first year at a club.” Neville wrote at the time.
Carragher doubled down on his comments, comparing Neville to infamous former Atletico Madrid owner Jesus Gil.
Gil endured a rocky relationship with the fanbase due to his ruthless attitude towards the club.
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