Gainsborough Trinity sack Little

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By GbroPeople | Monday, August 22, 2011, 14:56

Gainsborough Trinity are looking for a new manager after Brian Little was sacked this lunchtime.

The decision comes after Saturday's 4-0 defeat at Stalybridge Celtic, with chairman Peter Swann confirming on the club's forum that the veteran manager's contract was terminated today.

Little was appointed to the job just under two years ago, replacing Steve Charles.  Although a run of wins gained Little the March Manager of the Month award in 2010, results have generally flattered to deceive under the 57-year old's management, with the club drawn into a relegation battle in the 2010/11 season before finishing 19th.

The club once again invested heavily in talent over the summer, but the last two results - a 3-0 defeat at Hinckley preceding the Stalybridge result - seem to have been the final nail in Little's coffin.

Speaking after Saturday's defeat, Swann told the fans of his disappointment at the result, saying "There are positives from the game, but in all reality that would just be finding excuses for a very poor performance.

"Being a footballer and coach in the past gives me an insight into how the game should be played which should give me and advantage, but to be honest it just makes me more frustrated at times.

"I desperately want a successful team and I know you as fans do to. I do think this team can do it."

A full statement from the club is expected this evening.

Update: Peter Swann has confimed to our sister site This Is Lincolnshire that Steve Housham will take temporary charge of the side, starting with tomorrow night's home game with Corby Town.  Swann also added that the job will not be advertised.



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