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Monday, 2 October, 2000, 13:37 GMT 14:37 UK
Ayre sacked by Cardiff
Billy Ayre
The end of an unsettled spell for Billy Ayre - he has been sacked by Cardiff City.
Billy Ayre has been sacked as Head Coach at Cardiff City.

The amiable Geordie was manager at the club last season, but has been demoted twice since Sam Hammam took over at Ninian Park.

Ayre was made assistant to new Bluebirds boss Bobby Gould at the start of the season and then appointed senior coach when Alan Cork arrived as assistant manager.

No one at Cardiff was available for comment.

Ayre has been linked with the vacant managerial post at third division Halifax.

The life of Billy

30 January 2000 - Frank Burrows leaves, Ayre takes over as caretaker.

15 February - Given manager's job until the end of the season.

May 2000 - Cardiff City relegated to Division Three.

8 August - Sam Hammam (in the process of taking over the club) appoints Bobby Gould manager with Ayre as his assistant (the take-over did not officially go through until September).

25 September - Alan Cork appointed assistant manager, with Ayre being named senior coach.

September 30 - Cardiff City lose for the first time this season (0-2 at Hull City).

October 2 - Billy Ayre sacked as senior coach.

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