By Steven Downes
Malcolm Vallerius, one of the longest serving sports editors on Fleet Street, has this week left his job at the Mail on Sunday.
Neither Vallerius nor the newspaper’s management have commented, but it is understood that the sports editor had a brief meeting on Tuesday with the MoS editor, Geordie Greig, when the news was broken to the staffer.
Vallerius is among the first heads of department to be lose his job as Greig, who joined the paper 12 months ago, begins to make changes. There is speculation suggesting that an internal appointment which could involve an executive from the Daily Mail could be on the cards.
Much-admired by all who have worked with him, Vallerius was appointed as sports editor in 2001. He had been promoted through the ranks at the paper, where he has worked for more than 20 years.
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