Gary Neville receives backlash from Jamie Carragher and others for ruthless Salford City sacking

Jamie Carragher has mocked Gary Neville after the ruthless sacking of Salford City manager Richie Wellens.

Wellens was relieved of his duties just nine days after leading Salford to their first silverware as a football league club, when they defeated League One Portsmouth in the 2020 Papa John’s Trophy final.

The former United youngster took over as manager after Graham Alexander was sacked in November 2020, but could not last the full season in charge under the ‘Class of 92’ ownership.

Salford currently sit ninth in League Two but are goalless in their last three games and six points adrift of the play-offs, with promotion being their ultimate aim.

An official club statement read:

“Salford City Football Club has parted company with Richie Wellens by mutual consent.

“We would like to thank Richie for his time and efforts at the Club and wish him well for the future.

“An announcement about a new manager will be made in due course.”

The announcement of Wellens’ sacking has led to inevitable hypocrisy claims about Neville in his other role as a Sky Sports pundit.

Neville has shown his ruthless side as a football owner but has been an advocate for other managers being given a lengthy period of time to rebuild at other clubs.

His colleague Carragher was quick to poke fun at Neville, digging up an old tweet where the United great suggests there should be rules surrounding mid-season sackings.

Other football supporters on social media also took aim at Neville for his decision to part ways with Wellens.

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