Ashford United part company with boss Gary Alexander by sending him a text message at 10:20pm whilst he was laying in bed

Saturday 24th November 2018

ASHFORD UNITED have controversially used text messaging to part company with their manager Gary Alexander tonight.


The Nuts & Bolts are in seventh-place in the Bostik South East Division table with 20 points from 13 games after beating ten-man Herne Bay 4-1 at Homelands Stadium this afternoon.

Herne Bay are rooted to the foot of the table on five points from 13 games in a table re-adjusted by the Isthmian League following the sad demise of Thamesmead Town.

Alexander took over the reigns in the summer and was in charge of 18 league and cup games in total, winning six of them and losing eight.

The former Millwall ace and Greenwich Borough manager revealed in a short posting on his Twitter account that the club chose not to part company with him in person but by sending the 39-year-old a text message to his mobile phone.

“Sacked at 10:20pm whilst laying in bed over a text.  Good luck Ashford United FC and Ashford United Fans. It’s been a pleasure,” Tweeted Alexander.

Alexander's number two John Mackie and physio Huseyin Torgut have also left the club.  Torgut, who was with Alexander and Mackie at Greenwich Borough is searching for a new club that require his services.

Ashford United are in talks with former Thamesmead Town manager Tommy Warrilow about taking over.

Ashford United are next in action when fourth-placed Phoenix Sports visit Homelands Stadium next Saturday 1 December.

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