Alan Mathews claims his exit from Longford Town was not mutual

Former Longford Town manager Alan Mathews has claimed that his departure from the First Division side was not ‘mutual’ as the club announced.

Speaking to the Irish Sun, Mathews explained his recollection of his departure and it doesn’t seem to be the same as the club’s.

The Dubliner was relieved of his duties after his side won 5-0 on Saturday and his Longford side sit in sixth place and thirteen points off the top side.

Mathews said to The Sun, “The chairman told me I was relieved of my position and so was Kevin Doherty. But the statement is fake news, it wasn’t mutual.

“It is very disappointing. The last manager got seven years. We are gone just three months into the season. I would hope that the new manager gets more respect than we did.

“I wish the players the best of luck and, if Gary Cronin rings me, I’ll wish him luck too.”

“We’ve had injuries but with the games coming up, I felt we could get a good run going.”

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