Brighton and Hove Albion sacks elite women and girls football manager

Posted On 30 Apr 2016 at 8:00 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion has sacked a second women’s football boss in just over a week.

The club said: “Brighton and Hove Albion has confirmed that it has terminated the full-time contract of elite women and girls football manager Tracy Doe with immediate effect.

“The decision follows an internal investigation and disciplinary hearing.

“The club followed FA guidelines and UK employment law procedures in conducting the investigation and subsequent disciplinary hearing.

“In line with UK employment laws, Doe has the right to appeal against the club’s decision.

“The club will making no further comment on this matter at this time but, to discourage speculation or inappropriate rumours, we can confirm that there is no suggestion of any criminal actions from the individual concerned.”

The wording of the statement was almost identical to one issued by the club eight days ago on Friday 22 April when it said that women’s team manager James Marrs had been sacked.

The decision followed an internal investigation and disciplinary hearing after allegations were made via the Sussex County Football Association.

Albion women won the FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division earlier this month. They face the Northern Division winners in a play-off at Adams Park, in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, on Sunday 29 May.

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