Joey Barton has left Fleetwood Town.
A statement released Monday afternoon (see below) simply stated that a former Newcastle player had left the club with an “immediate effect.”
This has sparked a lot of speculation as to whether it was the club or Joey Barton who made this happen.
Fleetwood Town finished 14th in League One in 2017/18, followed by Joey Barton, who finished 11th in his first season as a manager.
In the shortened 2019/20 season, Burton made them quite high. Fleetwood finished sixth at the table, played off and lost to the championship Wycombe Wanderers.
This season, Joey Barton finished 10th, three points behind the playoffs, ahead of Sunderland by goal.
However, a further official statement from Fleetwood Town (see below) clarified its position.
The club, which released a quote from owner Andy Pilly, said: “Today’s decision was difficult for me, but I felt it was the right time for the club to move in another direction.”
If it was purely football, it looks pretty tough, as Joey Barton surprised many by doing what looked like a very decent job.
It’s interesting to see where he is going now.
Coincidentally, Joey Barton started his first managerial position and Sunderland fell into League One.
Not surprisingly, Burton’s past “jokes” Sunderland Fans are at a completely new level than the former Newcastle The midfielder has an overwhelming advantage. In six meetings between the two clubs since Joey Barton was appointed, Fleetwood had two wins, four draws and no McKem win.
Monday afternoon Fleetwood Town Official statement:
‘Fleetwood Town can see the manager Joey Barton I left the club immediately.
We thank Joey for working at Highbury Stadium and wish him success in the future.
After that, the official Monday afternoon continued. statement, This time quoted from Fleetwood owner and chairman Andy Pilly:
Fleetwood Town President Andy Pilley said in response to the news that Joey Barton had left the club:
“I would like to thank Joey Barton for working in Fleetwood Town,” said Pilly.
“Joey is happy to be in the club and is confident he can be a huge success.
“Today’s decision was a difficult one for me, but I felt it was a good time for the club to move in another direction.
“We will announce more in the coming days of our plan in the short term regarding team management of our first team.”
– Soccer Sports
Fleetwood owners issue further statement clarifying why Joey Barton left
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