Bristol Rovers Sacked Paul TrollopeBy Mayuri, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
NEW YORK (GaeaTimes.com) — Bristol Rovers have sacked manager Paul Trollope following their exit from the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Tuesday night to Exeter City on penalties.
Trollope, 38, has been placed on gardening leave with immediate effect while Rovers search for a replacement. Midfielder Trollope began his playing career as a trainee at Swindon before spells with Torquay, Derby, Grimsby, Crystal Palace, Fulham, Coventry and Northampton. He joined Rovers as a player in 2004 and became first-team coach in December 2005, working alongside director of football Lennie Lawrence, following the departure of Ian Atkins.
One of the major successes in Trollope’s reign was guiding Rovers to the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final in 2007.
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