–Tom Farmery and Bradley King contributed with this report
Chris Sutton last night tendered his resignation from his position as manager of Lincoln City Football Club. He takes with him assistant manager Ian Pearce as they both declared their reasons for leaving to be personal.
Yesterday marked Sutton’s one-year anniversary at Sincil Bank having taken over from Peter Jackson as City boss in 2009. The former Celtic man ensured Lincoln’s survival in League Two last year but this season has seen a string of indifferent performances and only two wins in a total of nine league games.
Many will feel that the decision has come too soon and that the 37-year-old should have received a better financial backing than what has been made available to him. Ever since January, Sutton has consistently complained about the budget open to him and that the loan market has been the only option to pursue.
Under his tenure Sutton managed Lincoln in a total of 50 fixtures winning 14, losing 23 and drawing 12. Last night’s goalless draw looked to be a result which could act as the base for a revival in form for Sutton’s men- but the match will now go down in history as Sutton’s last in charge.
A press conference will take place at the Hydravision Boardroom at Sincil Bank at 6pm on Wednesday evening.Tweet