Maddy Cusack’s former Sheffield United coach Jonathan Morgan loses job just a week after the FA opened investigation into her tragic death as they reveal ‘new information has come to light’ regarding his conduct before Bramall Lane spell

Jonathan Morgan has left his role as manager of Sheffield United just a week after the Football Association opened a fresh investigation into the death of one of his players, Maddy Cusack.

A statement read: ‘Sheffield United can confirm that Head Coach of Sheffield United Women’s team, Jonathan Morgan, has departed the Club.

‘Due to new information that has come to light within the last few days with regards to Mr Morgan’s conduct before arriving at Bramall Lane, the Club has reached the conclusion that Mr Morgan’s position is no longer tenable and his employment with the Club has been terminated.’

In September, Mail Sport revealed that Morgan was to step away from his duties as Sheffield United’s women’s first team manager after a formal complaint was made over alleged behaviour towards certain players.

Sheffield United manager Jonathan Morgan (pictured) has left his position as head coach

Morgan was cleared to return to work after an investigation found no evidence of wrongdoing. 

He returned to the touchline for the first time when the Blades played Tottenham in the FA Cup earlier this month. But has left his position at Bramall Lane.

Mail Sport understands Cusack’s family were not told in advance about Morgan’s departure. 

Mail Sport revealed last month how the the Football Association launched an investigation into the tragic death of Sheffield United vice-captain Cusack after her family presented the governing body with new information.

Cusack, who was the club’s longest serving player and their first to reach 100 appearances, died at her home in Horsley, Derbyshire, on September 20. Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.

Sheffield United appointed an independent third party in October to carry out a formal investigation into concerns the family had raised about processes and conduct at the club.

It is understood that Maddy’s family provided Sheffield United with a list of names of people that they felt needed to be spoken to in the independent investigation that the club commissioned.

However, when the probe concluded, they were left frustrated that some of those on the list had not been approached.

That investigation found no evidence of wrongdoing but the FA confirmed they were reviewing that process earlier this month.

Mail Sport understands that FA officials met with Cusack’s family at the end of January, with the talks understood to have been positive.

An inquest into Cusack’s was opened at Derby Coroner’s Court in October and adjourned.

More to follow. 

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