Cliftonville have announced they have parted company with manager Barry Gray, following Saturday's defeat to Dungannon Swifts.

The move was confirmed on the club's official website on Saturday evening.

The short statement read, “We place on record our sincere thanks to Barry for his hard work and dedication over the last season-and-a-half and wish him very well for the future.”

The North Belfast Reds appointed the former Warrenpoint Town boss in May 2017, succeeding Gerard Lyttle at the helm at Solitude.

Gray led Cliftonville to qualification for the Europa League via the playoffs and an Irish Cup final in his first season but has come under pressure this season following six defeats in their last seven games.

Next up for Cliftonville will be the visit of Glenavon to Solitude on Saturday.

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