Non-league boss sacked by phone during match
Published 09:39 07/10/10 By MirrorFootball
Non-league Chichester City have shocked football by sacking their manager by phone during a match.
Mark Poulton was standing by the dug-out as City led Redhill 2-1 in a Sussex Charity Cup game when his mobile rang.
He said: "During the second half I had a call from Gary Walker, one of the directors, who said he was sorry to interrupt me and then told me I'd been sacked.
"I couldn't believe it. The club are a complete mess and a shambles - I'm better off out of it."
Poulton's predecessor Adie Girdler is back in charge of the Sussex County League One outfit.