SACKED MOORE ‘LOVED’ ROVERS
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