The League One club has announced that Joey Barton has stepped down from his position as director of Fleetwood.
Since April 2018, former Manchester City, Newcastle and QPR midfielder Barton, 38, has been in charge of Highbury Stadium.
“Fleetwood Town can confirm that manager Joey Barton has left the club with immediate effect. We would like to thank Joey for his work during his time at Highbury Stadium and wish him every success for the future.”Fleetwood Town can confirm that with immediate effect Manager Joey Barton has left the club. We would like to thank Joey for his work at Highbury Stadium during his time and wish him every success for the future.
After 20 games played, Fleetwood have drawn their last three matches and sit 10th in League One.
Barton called on Welsh striker Ched Evans last month to leave the club due to’ disciplinary and behavioural problems.’
In April 2019, after pleading not guilty to an assault charge, Barton was involved in an accident that left former Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel with a broken tooth and was scheduled to stand trial last summer. Because of Covid-19, the trial was deferred until June 2021.