LEE PAYS TRIBUTE AS LING DEPARTS
MARTIN Ling’s departure from Swindon Town after just 56 days in charge was due to the ‘stresses of the job’, according to chairman Lee Power.
Ling’s appointment in November was his first managerial post since April 2013 when he left Torquay United due to depression.
The 49-year-old had been in charge at Swindon for nine games and left the Robins 16th in League One.
And Power has paid tribute to the departing boss, who guided the team to five wins and four losses during his short tenure.
“In a very short period of time, Martin has done an excellent job by winning five of his eight league games in charge and moving us out of and away from the League One relegation zone,” Power said.
“Sometimes in life, things are far more important than football and Martin felt that the stresses of the job were not good for his health going forward.
“With his previous health issues, he felt that staying in the job was a risk he could not take for the sake of his family. Everyone at Swindon Town fully respects his decision and he will always be welcome back at the County Ground.”
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