Waterford sack manager Marc Bircham

Tue, Nov 23 2021
Marc Bircham

Marc Bircham Credit: Gerry Shanahan (ETPhotos)

Waterford FC have terminated the contract of manager Marc Bircham.

The announcement came via the clubs’ official Twitter account at 8:33 am this morning, just 40 minutes prior Bircham himself had tweeted. “ After a brief TEXT conversation with the owner last night, and a difference of opinion on a couple of matters I have surprising been given a one week suspension meaning I will no longer be able to manage the team Friday night in the Big play off game. 

“Anyone that knows me knows I’m a man of principles and will stick to them. That leaves me to say I have the utmost confidence in the players and staff to finish off this amazing journey with the win they so richly deserve after the mammoth effort and professionalism they have applied. 

“Lastly, to the fans for the massive part they have played in the team’s turnaround please don’t underestimate the role you have played. Let’s finish off the great escape. Come on the Blues. Yours sincerely, Marc Bircham.”

The ex-QPR man joined the club in May taking over from Kevin Sheedy and Mike Newell. Their form improved rapidly in that time and he was awarded a two-year contract by owner Richard Forrest in August. 

Waterford won 36 points under his reign but missed out on guaranteed Premier Division safety after Finn Harps finished two points ahead of them in 8th. 

This announcement comes just three days before The Blues crucial relegation playoff against UCD at Richmond Park. 

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