Bruno Ribeiro leaves Port Vale : Port Vale have announced that manager Bruno Ribeiro has stepped down following the home defeat to Walsall.
A club statement said:
Bruno Ribeiro leaves Port Vale
Port Vale Chairman, Norman Smurthwaite, has today accepted the resignation of Manager, Bruno Ribeiro, following the 1-0 home defeat to Walsall.
Bruno Ribeiro commented “The Chairman and I had a project, which sadly due to recent form left me feeling that I let the Chairman, fans and Club down. It is with a heavy heart that I tender my resignation with Port Vale Football Club. I would like to wish the Club all the best for the future”.
Chairman, Norman Smurthwaite, added “sadly the project that we undertook is not working and that is demonstrated by today’s result. I have accepted Bruno’s resignation, which highlights his humility and professionalism and I would like to thank him for his service to the Club and wish him all the best for the future”.
Michael Brown will take temporary charge of First Team affairs until further notice.
Ribeiro replaced Rob Page in the summer as the club’s first foreign manager. He brought in a host of new signings but after a bright start to the season, the club’s form completely fell away.
Coach Michael Brown will take charge of the side and faces a difficult task with the January transfer window to negotiate. The club are currently in 17th place in the League One table, just six points ahead of the relegation places.