2019/20 Management Duo Announced

2019/20 Management Duo Announced

The Gainsborough Trinity management team has been announced for the 2019/20 season. And the interim duo of Liam King and Ross Hannah have been entrusted with the reigns.

Following Liam’s desire to take the job, should it be offered, Richard Kane was only too happy to complete the formalities and offer the interim duo of King and assistant (Ross) Hannah, the permanent managerial role at Gainsborough Trinity.

Deals were signed by the pair on Sunday morning as the three men met in the aftermath of the season finale at home to South Shields. Although disappointed not to have been in the play-off shake up, Chairman Richard Kane has been impressed with the work rate and endeavour of the pair, since taking over as Interim Managers in the wake of Lee Sinnott & John Reed’s dismissal in February.

"Having fallen out of the play-off spots, and the season seemingly only heading one way, Liam and Ross breathed fresh air into our season. Galvanising the squad. And to be in with a shout of the play-offs going into the final day is testament of the turnaround in our season. Travelling to Workington on a Tuesday evening to scout the opposition themselves, shows the commitment they have to making a success of themselves in the management game."

Since taking the helm, the pair have overseen eleven games; seven wins, (including the now expunged result against North Ferriby) one draw and three loses returning 22 points from 33. An average of two points a game, which is traditionally Championship winning form.

With the footballing Gods, not favouring the Holy Blues this season, Liam King and Ross Hannah are committed to working even harder and creating their own luck, "This was honestly an opportunity not to be passed up. Gainsborough Trinity is a fantastic football club. The people here behind the scenes, the chairman, supporters. They are passionate people who care about this football club. All season we have received fantastic backing, home and away. It has been the best interview for the job these eleven games, to see if it’s something I could do, if it’s something I wanted to do. And I said yesterday, if the chairman offered us it, I would have no problem accepting it. And I know I can speak on behalf of Ross in that sense too."

"We have a plan, a set of players we are targeting, that we are confident will wear the blue shirt of Gainsborough with pride. We’re looking forward to making some headway in the next couple of weeks as we aim for an even better finish to the season next year!"

News can be found on the official Gainsborough Trinity website and shared across social media platforms, as we look to grow our brand this summer and increase our traffic on club media accounts.

Photo by John Rudkin
Written by Rob Hughes

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