Brian Barry-Murphy leaves Rochdale AFC

Date published: 01 July 2021

Brian Barry-Murphy has been released from his contract by Rochdale AFC.

In a statement released last night (30 June) the club announced that the first team manager had asked to be released from his contract and that "the board of directors have reluctantly agreed, after careful consideration, to release Brian Barry-Murphy from his contract."

Lee Riley and Jim McNulty will take charge of the first team until a permanent replacement is appointed.

Brian Barry-Murphy was appointed as first team manager in April 2019 on a two-year contract.

The 40-year-old, who initially joined Rochdale as a player, has been at the club since 2010, and has been part of the coaching staff since the 2013/14 season.

An extension to Barry-Murphy's contract was disclosed to fans in March at the club's fans' forum despite it being believed to have been agreed in late 2020.

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