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Leicester Women sack manager Kirk for conduct breach

Leicester Women sack manager Kirk for conduct breach

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Kirk was under investigation for an alleged relationship with a player

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(Reuters) - Leicester City Women have sacked manager Willie Kirk after an internal investigation found he had breached their code of conduct, the Women's Super League club said on Thursday.

British media reported this month that Kirk was under investigation for an alleged relationship with a player.

"Following an extensive internal disciplinary process and respecting the club's obligations to individual privacy, Willie was determined to have breached the team's code of conduct to a degree that makes his position untenable," Leicester said.

Kirk, 45, had been City manager since November 2022 after a brief spell as their director of football.

Assistant manager Jennifer Foster will take charge of the team as the club prepare to appoint a permanent manager.
Leicester, ninth in the WSL standings, travel to Aston Villa on Saturday.