“Clueless”, “Great news”, “Absurd timing” – Mixed reaction to ex-Gloucester City manager’s sacking

Less than a week since a winning return to Gloucester City in the opposite dugout, Hereford FC manager Marc Richards was sacked by The Bulls this afternoon.

On Tuesday the former Tigers manager Richards returned to The Jubilee Stadium for the first time to take charge of an away side, overseeing a 2-0 victory over nine-man City.

Come Saturday evening though, fans of the Edgar Street side were left disappointed as their team went down 3-1 against newly promoted Kings Lynn. Two days later, Richards is out after just three games of the new season, picking up four points from nine available.

A statement on the club’s website reads:

Hereford FC Chairman, Andrew Graham, has this morning confirmed that Head Coach, Marc Richards, has left the club.

Following lengthy discussions last night, the Board of Directors made the difficult decision to relieve Marc of his duties and make a change to the management team. Marc’s assistant, Will Morford, is also leaving Edgar Street…

Reaction has poured in on Twitter and other social media outlets throughout the afternoon since the news was announced, with the timing of the sacking leaving some fans perplexed.

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Former Gloucester City captain Matt Williams…

“Absurd”

To the point

No punches pulled

This fan seems happy

“Desperate”

Hereford face AFC Telford tomorrow night in National League North action, with Tim Harris set to take charge in the technical area.