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​Notts County sacked boss Sheridan for abusive rant towards officials

Oldham boss John Sheridan was sacked by Notts County for gross misconduct after an "appalling" verbal outburst in which he threatened officials during a defeat by Wycombe, the club says.

The then County boss was sent off in the home defeat in December for a foul-mouthed rant at the fourth official.

Chairman Alan Hardy said such behaviour would not be tolerated by any employee.

"This is a family friendly club which aims to be a pillar of the local community," he told the club website.

In the referee's report, Ilderton said Sheridan repeatedly swore at fourth official Matthew Donohue and also threatened to "knock him out".

Hardy added: "Comments of the type made by Mr Sheridan were utterly appalling and wholly unacceptable, completely undermining the community spirit and focus we are striving to develop here.

"It was our decision to terminate the contract based on what I read in the referee's report regarding the incident.

"In light of the recent disclosure of the referee's report, I thought it appropriate to communicate the exact reasons behind the course of action we took."

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