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Former Hammer sacked by the board

MaccaBlackpool are searching for their eighth manager in less than four years after West Ham’s former assistant manager, Neil McDonald was sacked last night.

His departure was announced in a club statement yesterday. After the Seasiders’ third relegation in six years was confirmed with a 5-1 defeat on the final day at Peterborough, McDonald met with chairman Karl Oyston and was told of a series of proposed cuts ahead of life in League Two.

MaccaDespite wanting away, McDonald refused to resign and was informed of Blackpool’s decision to sack him after a board meeting on Monday night. Although his exit was announced as a mutual agreement, it’s believed the club had decided enough was enough.

Chairman Oyston said in a statement: “Myself and the other members of the board would like to place on record our thanks to Neil for his hard work during a challenging season both on and off the field.”

The 50-year-old had a torrid time at Bloomfield Road, winning just 13 of his 56 games.

His departure follows similar fate for other former Hammers who tried their hand at management in the last twelve months Teddy Sheringham was sacked by Stevenage. Kevin Nolan and Ian Hendon were let go by Leyton Orient and Kevin Keen was sacked by Colchester United manager following their relegation from League One!!


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “Former Hammer sacked by the board

  1. lol … they haven’t learnt anything from their Master… 😀

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