Neville: Why promotion-winning Salford bosses have left

Matt Stead
Gary Neville

Gary Neville has explained why Salford City’s promotion-winning joint-managers have left the club.

It was announced on Tuesday that Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley would leave their posts despite winning their third promotion in four seasons.

Salford secured promotion from the National League North as champions this season, having risen from the Northern Premier League Division One North in 2014/15.

They will take part in the National League – English football’s fifth tier – next season, but without their successful management duo.

A statement on the club’s website stated that ‘irreconcilable differences’ have led to their departure, and co-owner Neville has sought to clarify the situation.

“The last four seasons with the managers have been the most successful in the club’s history and a huge part of that is down to Anthony and Bernard, so this announcement is regrettable.

“However after a meeting this morning between myself, senior management and the managers it was clear there were differences between us that could not be resolved and it was therefore decided to part ways, and whilst this is disappointing, it is the right decision for all concerned.”