Joey Barton sacked by League One club Bristol Rovers

Andy Mangan will lead the side in the interim.

Joey Barton sacked by League One club Bristol Rovers
Bristol Rovers v Chelsea U21 - Papa John's Trophy
Joey Barton spent almost three years in charge of the side (Picture: Getty)

Joey Barton has been sacked as manager of League One club Bristol Rovers amid the club’s poor run of form.

Barton, notorious for his behaviour as both a player and manager, launched a scathing attack on his own player in astonishing rant earlier this month.

The former Manchester City, Newcastle and England midfielder had been in charge of the side for almost three years but after just one win in their last five matches, Bristol Rovers – 16th in the league – have decided to make a change.

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