SACKED MOORE ‘LOVED’ ROVERS

The Football League Paper - - NEWS - By Luke Mur­ray

FOR­MER Tran­mere boss Ron­nie Moore said he “loved ev­ery minute” of man­ag­ing the club af­ter tak­ing to so­cial me­dia fol­low­ing his sack­ing on Wed­nes­day.

Rovers re­lieved Moore of his du­ties af­ter he ad­mit­ted break­ing the Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion’s bet­ting rules.

The 61-year-old was ini­tially sus­pended by the League One strug­glers and re­placed by as­sis­tant John McMa­hon on 17 Fe­bru­ary af­ter the FA be­gan an in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Moore’s breach re­lates to Rule E8(b) of the FA’s reg­u­la­tions which states that any par­tic­i­pant in foot­ball ‘shall not bet, ei­ther di­rectly or in­di­rectly, or in­struct, per­mit, cause or en­able any per­son to bet on the re­sult, progress or con­duct of a match or com­pe­ti­tion in which the par­tic­i­pant is par­tic­i­pat­ing, or has par­tic­i­pated in that sea­son; or in which the par­tic­i­pant has any in­flu­ence, ei­ther di­rect or in­di­rect’.

Moore has hit­back though and went on to post on his Face­book ac­count: “Can I just say 1 thing in my de­fence, I have loved ev­ery minute as man­ager of Tran­mere Rovers.

“I have and never would have bet on Tran­mere los­ing, this charge is wrong, Tran­mere and Rother­ham United have BIG parts in my life player wise man­ager wise, but I will have my day.”

Moore be­came man­ager of Tran­mere for a sec­ond time in March 2012 fol­low­ing spells at Old­ham, South­port and Rother­ham, where he has also been boss twice.

Tran­mere’s foot­ball op­er­a­tions di­rec­tor and club sec­re­tary Mick Hor­ton said: “Tran­mere Rovers will not tol­er­ate any ac­tion that dam­ages the in­tegrity of this foot­ball club.

“Any staff mem­bers found to be guilty of mis­con­duct will face se­vere ac­tion.”

SACKED: Ron­nie Moore

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