STUART McCALL has been sacked by City.

Owners Edin Rahic and Stefan Rupp decided to pull the plug yesterday after the 2-1 loss at Oldham at the weekend – the sixth defeat in a row.


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A club statement said: “This decision has not been taken lightly, and this is a sad day for everyone involved.

“We would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Stuart, who joined the club at a difficult time and restored the fans' belief when the odds were much against us.

“Unfortunately, we have now suffered six straight defeats and the last two fixtures in particular have not brought about the positive change in performances or results that we all hoped for.

“We believe that our current squad is capable of performing to a much higher standard than we have seen recently.

“We must all accept responsibility for the recent poor run of form, including our players who now have the opportunity to put it right.

“As such, we believe that a change is in the best interests of the club at this time in order to give us the best chance of finishing the season strongly.

“Finally, everyone at Bradford City would like to thank Stuart McCall for giving us all some wonderful memories. In two spells as a player and two as a manager he has always given his absolute commitment to our club.

“Stuart is a City legend and always will be. He will, of course, always be welcome back at Valley Parade.”