Former Port Vale coach Geoff Horsfield has tweeted his reaction to Stockport County’s sacking of Jim Gannon in typically blunt style.
Horsfield and then Vale manager Gannon infamously clashed during the “busgate” incident which occurred in February 2011. Following a tweet from goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson, it was revealed that Gannon had left the team bus during a journey to Aldershot after rowing with then assistant manager Horsfield.
Following the incident, Gannon insinuated that the row was Horsfield’s fault saying “there’s been misrepresentation in the media over my part in this. I’m completely the innocent party.” However, the club took no action against Horsfield and Gannon left the Valiants in March, the shortest managerial reign in the club’s history.
Horsfield left the Valiants in the summer of 2012 to pursue a career away from football, but it is clear that the former coach is still smarting over his relationship with the former Vale manager.
Short but not that sweet
Sentinel columnist and prominent Vale fan Phil Sherwin described Gannon’s regime as “75 days of terror” commenting that his “man-management skills were dreadful, beyond belief…”