Brighton and Hove Albion have sacked their commercial manager and former club captain Paul Rogers, according to a statement released this afternoon (Tuesday 27 June).
The statement said that Mr Rogers, 52, was dismissed for gross misconduct. The club have also said that he can appeal against the decision through his statutory rights in relation to UK employment law.
The announcement echoes the dismissal of former manager Gus Poyet who was also sacked for gross misconduct almost exactly four years ago.
Rogers was the double championship-winning captain for Albion, lifting the 2001 League 2 trophy, followed by the League 1 equivalent a year later.
He made 118 appearances for the club from 1999 to 2003.
He became commercial manager in 2008 and was instrumental in setting up the prestigious 1901 Club when the Albion moved to the Amex in 2011.