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Marc Bircham Says He Heard About Waterford Sacking On Twitter

Marc Bircham Says He Heard About Waterford Sacking On Twitter
By PJ Browne
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Marc Bircham says he discovered on Twitter that he had been sacked as manager of Waterford FC.

Just days before a major promotion/relegation playoff against UCD, Waterford posted a statement on Tuesday morning saying that Bircham's contract had been terminated.

40 minutes prior, Bircham tweeted that he had been suspended for a week "after a brief text conversation with the owner last night, and a difference of opinion on a couple of matters".

"The owner texted me last night that I was suspended for a week and I’m not allowed contact players or staff," the former Canadian international told WLR FM show Déise Today.

"I put out a statement today which I thought was perfectly fine, just stating facts and letting everyone know I wasn't there and won't be at the game [on Friday].

"Then I just found out on social media that they terminated the contract. Nobody has contacted me for no reason whatsoever."

10 September 2021; Waterford manager Marc Bircham speaks to the match officials following the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division against Shamrock Rovers at Tallaght Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

 

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Bircham was appointed Waterford manager in May, and only signed a new two-year deal in August.

Marc Bircham on Waterford sacking

"I was surprised this morning and even more surprised now. My official statement is that I am surprised," said Bircham.

"It's all out of my control. The decision has been made without me.

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"Hopefully the players and staff can get the job done and get what they deserve and stay in the Premier Division.

"But I’ve not a clue [who will manage the team on Friday]. I'm not allowed to speak to anyone with the club.

"The most important thing for the players and supporters is to stay in the Premier Division. But I'm very surprised."

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Picture credit: Sportsfile

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