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Portadown and manager Matthew Tipton agree to ‘mutual parting of ways’ with club battling for top flight survival

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Portadown boss Matthew Tipton. Credit: INPHO/Declan Roughan

Portadown boss Matthew Tipton. Credit: INPHO/Declan Roughan

©INPHO/Declan Roughan

Portadown boss Matthew Tipton. Credit: INPHO/Declan Roughan

Portadown have confirmed that they and manager Matthew Tipton have parted ways by mutual consent with the club 11th in the Danske Bank Premiership.

The club revealed that their board of directors met on Sunday morning and the outcome of the meeting saw the two parties go their separate ways.

Portadown are currently seven points adrift of safety in the Premiership and have won just two of their 23 games this season, both of which came against Warrenpoint Town, the only team below them.

The final straw came after a 3-1 loss to fellow strugglers Dungannon Swifts on Saturday, ending Tipton’s almost four-year stay at the club after taking over in February 2018.

The former striker led them back into the top-flight from the Championship and kept them there over the last couple of seasons, earning a five-year full-time deal last May.

"Portadown Football club Board of Directors met with Matthew Tipton this afternoon and both have agreed a mutual parting of ways with immediate effect,” read the club’s statement.

“We would like to thank Matthew for his hard work and dedication to the role and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

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“A further coaching update will follow in due course.”


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