Albion sack ex-captain and commercial manager Rogers for ‘gross misconduct’

Albion have sacked commercial manager Paul Rogers
Albion have sacked commercial manager Paul Rogers

Former Brighton & Hove Albion captain Paul Roger has been sacked from his commercial manager role with the club for ‘gross misconduct’.

The club announced the news in a statement and added that it came as a result of a internal investigation and Rogers now has the right to appeal the decision.

The 52-year-old took the commercial manager role at the club in 2008, following on from making made 118 appearances for the club between 1999 to 2003.

The midfielder was a back-to-back league-winning captain for the Seagulls, leading them to the League Two trophy in 2001 and the League One crown the following year.

The club statement read: “Brighton & Hove Albion has confirmed that it has terminated the employment contract of commercial and premium partnerships manager, Paul Rogers, for reasons of gross misconduct.

“The decision follows an internal investigation and disciplinary process and is effective immediately.

“In line with UK employment law and the club’s internal procedures, Paul Rogers has the right to appeal the decision.

“The club will not make any further comment on this matter.”