Spalding sack their manager
SPALDING have sacked Andy Stanhope as manager after just 11 months in charge.
Stanhope succeeded Richard Scott in January with thetulips already well on the way to relegation from the Evo-stik League Division One South, but their return to the United Counties League sphere hasn’t gone to plan.
Spalding are down in mid-table in the Premier Division despite making no secret of their hopes to challenge for the title. They are also out of all cup competitions.
But Stanhope was still shocked by his sacking.
He said: “I took a call from the chairman yesterday morning and he sacked me. It came as a complete shock and I’m very disappointed not to have even had a year in the job. I had hardly any players when I came in and have had to build a completely new squad.
“We thought we had the team on paper to challenge but it hasn’t worked out like that. We’ve taken steps to address it and are unbeaten in our last four games so the timing seems strange to say the least.”
Spalding chairman Christoynton confirmed the decision to axe ‘Stan’ was taken at a Wednesday night board meeting. He said ‘results did not reach expectations.’