Port Vale part company with Jim Gannon

Port Vale part company with Jim Gannon

To no great surprise, Port Vale have parted company with manager Jim Gannon after just 74 days in charge of the club.

Gannon replaced Micky Adams at Vale Park on 6 January but his reign has widely been seen as a disaster after Vale lost seven and won just four of his 15 matches in charge.

Chairman Bill Bratt told BBC Radio Stoke: “His vision for the club was very good but it just didn’t work out.”

Gannon, 42, signed five loan players in his first month at the club but failed to win any of his first five matches in charge.

However, his reign also saw players such as Tommy Fraser and Gary Roberts ostracised, his coaching staff labelled as “underqualified”,  the embarrassing “busgate” argument on the team coach as it headed for an away game at Aldershot on 25 February and controversial scenes at the Accrington game as fans called for Gannon to go.

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Gannon leaves after being dismissed

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