Avenue Say Goodbye To Garry Two Games Into New Season

The first managerial casualty of the season has only taken five days to arrive.

Bradford (Park Avenue) have announced new boss Garry Thompson will be leaving after two matches.

Avenue have suffered back-to-back 5-0 defeats, thrashed by Curzon Ashton on Saturday and by the same scoreline against Guiseley on Tuesday night.

Officials have confirmed Shaun Gardner has also left the club with immediate effect.

They both arrived in the close season and optimism was high but now the National League North club are searching for replacements.

Chairman Gareth Roberts said: “As a club, we wholly own this decision and would like to place on record our sincere thanks to the pair for their hard work and commitment to the role.

“We regret Garry and Shaun’s time with us has been so short as we really hoped things would work out differently as they are both great guys.

“We understand there will be question marks over our decision after only a few games in charge but hopefully this will allow them to build good careers in the game.

“We only wish them well going forward.”

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