Jonathan Morgan has been dismissed from his role as manager of Sheffield United Women due to his behavior prior to joining Bramall Lane.
The management company, Tongue Tied Management (TTM), stated that they had ended their contract with Morgan due to a relationship between him and one of his clients.
Morgan returned to his responsibilities at Sheffield United last month following an inquiry into his behavior prior to the passing of player Maddy Cusack, which revealed no proof of any wrongdoing.
27-year-old Cusack, who had 110 appearances for the club and was a marketing executive there, passed away in September. Authorities have stated that her death is not being investigated as suspicious.
Morgan, who previously served as manager for Leicester and Burnley, took a leave of absence from his position in October following a formal complaint from Cusack’s family. The club then announced an independent investigation in response.
On December 18, the inquiry determined that there was no proof of misconduct. On January 25, the Football Association declared that it would commence a proper inquiry into the events leading to Cusack’s passing.
The statement released by Sheffield United regarding Morgan’s departure stated that new information has been discovered about his behavior before joining the team. As a result, the club has decided that Morgan’s position is no longer sustainable and he has been terminated from his employment with the club.
Luke Turner has accepted the position of temporary head coach for the foreseeable future, which includes Sunday’s Women’s Championship game against Durham Women.
TTM announced that they have received new information about Jonathan Morgan and his involvement with a player he was responsible for. As a result, they have decided to end their working relationship with him immediately. This decision is necessary to maintain the integrity of their agency.
“I firmly believe that all athletes, regardless of gender, should adhere to safeguarding standards and processes. At Tongue Tied Management, we are dedicated to upholding a culture of respect, honesty, trust, and responsibility in the world of sports.”