Richie Wellens SACKED by Salford owner Gary Neville after holding showdown talks following dismal run of form

SALFORD have sacked Richie Wellens after showdown talks with co-owner Gary Neville.

The League Two side fell to another defeat at the weekend that leaves them six points off the play-off places.

SunSport exclusively revealed that co-owner Gary Neville had held a huge inquest into Salford’s shaky promotion campaign.

Neville got all players and staff together BEFORE their Papa John’s Trophy win at Wembley for a major analysis of their League Two problems.

Neville, 46, wanted all the grievances aired after seeing results leave them chasing the play-off pack for a second season.

Despite lifting their first senior cup, Neville sees rising up the league as a priority.

But he watched on at the weekend as Wellens' side lost 2-0 to Cheltenham to leave them six points off the last play-off spot.

Wellens left League One side Swindon in November to join Neville's revolution – but's it's been a short spell in charge.

The Greater Manchester club will now be on the lookout for their THIRD manager of the season having already sacked Graham Alexander.

Salford dispensed with Alexander in October despite an unbeaten start to the campaign.


And replacement boss Wellens has been unable to cement a play-off spot since he took charge.

On Saturday, top-of-the-table Cheltenham claimed a 2-0 win against the Ammies thanks to an early goal from Sean Long and a Liam Sercombe sealer.

Salford have won just one in eight in the league and sit ninth.

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