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Sturrock Blames Sacking On Walker

Sturrock Blames Sacking On Walker

Former Wednesday boss Paul Sturrock has revealed the reason he believes he was sacked from his job at Hillsborough - because of chief executive Kaven Walker.

The now-Plymouth Argyle boss made a less-than-impressive start to his third season as Wednesday boss but his dismissal led to mass protests against the Wednesday board following his sacking - just weeks after being offered a new deal at S6.

And now Sturrock has revealed in the tribunal for former chief scout Peter Eustace - who is pursuing a claim for unfair dismissal against the club - that he was shown the Hillsborough door after a fallout with the Owls' CEO.

The former Owls supremo revealed at the hearing that he spoke to Walker about a phonecall he took from former Owls boss Chris Turner, who informed him that Walker had said Sturrock was not capable of managing a Championship club.

Sturrock said: 'I took Mr Walker to task over this, but he denied making the statement. I did not believe him, and I was dismissed when the chairman sided with Kaven Walker.'

The Scot has been the most successful manager in recent times at S6, helping Wednesday to promotion from League One during his first season in charge, giving Wednesday fans a day to remember at Cardiff.

He also helped the Owls survive in their first season back in the Championship before having his toughest spell as owls boss at the start of his third season in charge, which prompted his sacking according to reports at the time.

Writer:Nick
Date:Thursday April 24 2008
Time: 9:39AM

Comments

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if these recent revelations are true, surely mr walker has to step down
mansfieldowl
24/04/2008 09:59:00
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Agreed. Told you so!
S6Apple
24/04/2008 10:09:00
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Step down? Be kicked down, kicked to the curb more like!
Placebo
24/04/2008 10:24:00
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wish we still had him... we'd be better off now!!! plymouth had to sell all their best players n he's still got them pushin for the play-offs!!!
FUTURES BLUE N WHITE
24/04/2008 10:39:00
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I hate Walker - when he talks on the radio and in programs, you just want to kill the ********. Theres only one paul sturrock.
gudetehowl
24/04/2008 10:53:00
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Typical Kaven Walker! Have to be careful with what I say... but please please please step down! There, i'm being nice!
johnnywalker69
24/04/2008 11:44:00
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god id hate to be the manager of wednesday we them tossers telling me what to do
boothe
24/04/2008 17:28:00
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He deserves a baseball wrapped around his head i say!!
will it ever happen
24/04/2008 17:35:00
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mr allens puppet strikes again
mick66owl
24/04/2008 17:40:00
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******** *****ers in the board room. They aint thinking off the football club they are thinking of themselves. They sacked the best manager we had in years to be replaced by a lower league manager with no experience whatsoever of managing a big club let alone a club in a higher league. With all the injuries Sir Sturrock had to the injuries Laws has got Laws is a really lucky man to still be manager. Laws must be good at sucking cock. Cant wait till the new investers come along, thats if they do, so they can get rid off all the crap maagement ie. Walker and Laws and yes Walker needs a solid metal baseball bat round his head.
stuart_hudson78
24/04/2008 20:43:00
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