An English football manager has been sacked over an astonishing tirade directed at two reporters.
Michael Jolley, former coach of League Two side Grimsby, had reportedly been moved on after what the club described as ‘a recent run of poor results.’
But a report from the Daily Mail suggested there was much more to the story, claiming several club officials, including the majority stakeholder, had been left flabbergasted by a profanity-laden tirade at two journalists after a game.
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Jolley was reportedly fed up with the nature of coverage Grimsby had copped during its run of poor form, allegedly throwing out 58 f-bombs at stunned BBC reporters Matt Dean and John Tondeur after a 4-0 loss to Leyton Orient back in October.
“You are a f***ing disgrace,” Jolley reportedly said.
“Every time you interview me you’re antagonistic, confrontational, who do you think you are, Jeremy Paxman?
“You are a f***ing disgrace of a journalist. The f***ing radio station gives us f***ing no positive coverage whatsoever.”
According to the Daily Mail, Jolley’s lengthy rant also left some of his senior players offside, since their relationship with the aforementioned reporters was supposedly quite friendly.
The brilliant blueprint behind unprecedented Socceroos feat
The Socceroos had never beaten Jordan in the Middle East before Thursday night’s World Cup qualifier.
By fulltime in Amman, the Aussies were toasting a historic 1-0 win that came off the back of a sweetly taken Adam Taggart strike.
As well as clinching the unprecedented feat for the Socceroos, the goal was all the more sweet because it was born out of hard work and research.
Taggart said he was expecting Jordan goalkeeper Amer Shefi to go to ground when he scored the winner, based on information passed on from Australia’s coaching staff.
The striker revealed that the blueprint for the goal had largely been born from the training ground and when the opportunity came, he knew exactly what to do.Taggart's strike seemed simple enough after he ran onto Jackson Irvine's through-ball and chipped goalkeeper Amer Shefi in the 13th minute.
The Suwon Bluewings striker says it was like history repeating as he had been practising that same finish in training.
"It was a good team goal, exactly what we worked on the training ground to be honest, so it was nice get that opportunity," the 26-year-old said.
"Once I'd gone through I knew exactly what to do from the information we all had from the coaching staff. So it was a nice team goal."