Crawley Town FC manager John Yems sacked after allegations of racism towards his own players | UK News
Crawley Town FC coach John Yems has been fired following allegations that he used discriminatory language and behavior against his players.
Sky Sports understands that seven footballers have lodged their complaints to the PFA those investigating – The FA and the club’s new American owners have also begun an investigation.
The club was recently bought by American investors, who suspended Mr Yems 12 days ago, when they discovered the allegations – all of which Yems denied.
Crawley Town FC co-chairman Preston Johnson said: “We are looking forward to the next era of Crawley Town Football Club.
“We have the opportunity to build on over 125 years of rich history and take this club to the next level.
“We look forward to working with our players and supporters as we build a team and community that Red Devils fans can continue to be proud of – both on and off the pitch. “
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Assistant coach Lewis Young will continue as interim coach for the remainder of the current season.
An FA spokesperson told Sky Sports News: “We are aware of the allegations against John Yems, the Town Manager of Crawley.
“We are taking the allegations extremely seriously and are currently conducting an investigation into them. We cannot comment further until that is conclusive.”
Crawley Town is currently 12th in League Two.