It's been emotional! Fletcher in tears as sacked Plymouth boss talks about departure
10:52 GMT, 2 January 2013
11:13 GMT, 2 January 2013
Carl Fletcher has tears in his eyes as he talked about getting the sack as Plymouth manager on New Year's Day.
Fletcher, 32, was axed on Tuesday after kicking off 2013 with a defeat at Bristol Rovers.
The Pilgrims have won just one of their last 15 matches and an emotional Fletcher, during an interview with the BBC, admitted he is unsure about whether he will stay in football.
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Fired! Carl Fletcher was sacked as Plymouth Argyle manager on New Year's Day following the 2-1 defeat at Bristol Rovers
Fletcher took over as player-manager at Home Park in November 2011. He announced his retirement from the game to concentrate on his managerial duties in May but is considering pulling on his boots again if he does stay in the game.
Fletcher won 17, drew 27 and lost 26 of his 70 matches at the Plymouth helm as player-manager and then manager.
A club statement read: 'Plymouth Argyle Football Club have parted company with manager Carl Fletcher.
'The team’s recent results have not been good enough and, with the club’s Football League future paramount, the Argyle Board felt that a change was necessary now as we head into an important part of the season.
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'The owner and the Board would like to thank Carl for all he has done for the club, as a player and a manager.
'Carl helped keep us in the Football League last season and we will never forget that huge contribution he made to Argyle’s history.
'He leaves with our best wishes for his future career and will always be welcome at Home Park.
'The Board will now seek promptly to appoint a new manager with significant experience of football management.
'The club will be making no further immediate comment to this announcement.'
LEAGUE MANAGERIAL DEPARTURES THIS SEASON
August 24 – Andy Thorn (Coventry)
August 28 – John Sheridan (Chesterfield)
September 19 – Terry Brown (AFC Wimbledon)
September 22 – Gary Waddock (Wycombe)
September 24 – John Ward (Colchester)
September 28 – Steve Kean (Blackburn)
October 3 – Paul Groves (Bournemouth)
October 9 – Owen Coyle (Bolton)
October 12 – Eddie Howe (Burnley)
October 23 – Dougie Freedman (Crystal Palace)
October 24 – Neale Cooper (Hartlepool)
October 24 – Paul Jewell (Ipswich)
October 26 – Paul Cook (Accrington)
October 29 – Alan Knill (Scunthorpe)
November 3 – Ian Holloway (Blackpool)
November 7 – Michael Appleton (Portsmouth)
November 21 – Roberto Di Matteo (Chelsea)
November 23 – Mark Hughes (QPR)
December 1 – Micky Mellon (Fleetwood)
December 15 – Mark McGhee (Bristol Rovers)
December 26 – Sean O'Driscoll (Nottingham Forest)
December 27 – Henning Berg (Blackburn)
December 28 – Mark Robson (Barnet)
December 29 – Keith Hill (Barnsley)
January 1 – Carl Fletcher (Plymouth)