- The former Newcastle United player was appointed Bristol manager in 2021
- After defeats against Burton and Oxford United, the team has been winless in three games
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Joey Barton has been sacked as manager of Bristol Rovers, just two days after he called his rival Steve Evans a “fat man” and a “weakling”.
The club are winless in their last three games and are currently 16th in the League One table.
The former Newcastle United and Manchester City player made the comments to Evans after his side’s 1-1 draw with Stevenage on Tuesday.
A statement from Bristol Rovers said: “Everyone at the club would like to thank Joey for all his efforts and wish him all the best for the future.”
First team coach Andy Mangan will now lead the team as interim manager. His coaching colleagues Glenn Whelan, Danny Ventre and Anssi Jaakkola will also support him.
Bristol Rovers are winless in three games and sit 16th in the League One table under Joey Barton
Stevenage manager Steve Evans pictured during his side’s 1-1 draw with Bristol Rovers