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Jonathan Morgan sacked as Sheffield United Women manager amid details of relationship with player at former club

Jonathan Morgan has been sacked as manager of Sheffield United women’s team after it emerged that he had been involved in a relationship with a player at a previous club.

Morgan is also the manager at the centre of the Football Association’s Maddy Cusack inquiry.

He was informed of the decision on Friday, with United saying in a statement it was because of “new information that has come to light in the last few days”.

Morgan has also been sacked by the agency which represented him, Tongue Tied Management (TTM).

“In the last 24hrs we have learnt new information regarding Jonathan Morgan and a relationship with a player under his charge,” a TTM statement read. “We will no longer be working with him in any capacity and the termination of our relationship is with immediate effect.

“The termination of this contract is a critical measure in preserving the integrity of our agency.

“We are absolute in our view that safeguarding standards and processes should apply to all athletes be they male or female. At Tongue Tied Management we are committed to maintaining an environment of respect, integrity, trust and accountability within the sports industry.”

Morgan, who previously managed Burnley and Leicester City’s women’s team, had been the subject of a complaint from Cusack’s family about the circumstances leading to her taking her life on September 20, aged 27.

“Sheffield United can confirm that head coach of Sheffield United Women’s team, Jonathan Morgan, has departed the club,” a United statement read on Friday.

“Due to new information that has come to light within the last few days with regards to Mr Morgan’s conduct before arriving at Bramall Lane, the club has reached the conclusion that Mr Morgan’s position is no longer tenable and his employment with the club has been terminated.

“Luke Turner has agreed to take the role of interim head coach for the foreseeable future, including Sunday’s Women’s Championship fixture at Durham Women.”

(George Wood – The FA/The FA via Getty Images)



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