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Gillingham in the market for new manager

Gillingham boss Peter Taylor has been sacked after 14 months in charge of the League One club. A statement on the club website said Taylor has been "relieved of his duties with immediate effect".

The Gills are currently one place and two points above the relegation zone.

Chairman Paul Scally told BBC Radio Kent he "hadn't intended to sack" Taylor on Wednesday but that a phone call with the one-time England boss had prompted him to act.

"He called me and as a result of that conversation I wasn't prepared to let him carry on with the team," Scally said.

"There are a number of things that aren't right and we think we should be doing differently. There is never one reason why a manager loses his job.

"He was doing a decent job but I do believe it is right to have someone else running the team now."

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