LincSport Talks: Did Chris Moyses do a good job at Lincoln City?

After Chris Moyses announced he will step down as Lincoln City manager at the end of this season, our writers have given their opinion on how they thought he did in the role.

Chris Moyses will leave Lincoln City at the end of the campaign (Photo: James Williams)

Chris Moyses will leave Lincoln City at the end of the campaign (Photo: James Williams)

Adam Tomlinson (Sports Editor): You have to say Moyses’ tenure at Lincoln City was a success. He turned the club round after Gary Simpson was placed on gardening leave and has created a feel good factor around the club. Yes his slight inexperience could’ve cost the Imps this season, but he brought in some good players and has left the club in a very good position for next year. I would’ve liked him to stay on for another year to see what he could achieve, but he can certainly leave feeling proud of what he’s achieved.

Liam Ray: (Deputy Sports Editor): The club was on its knees after Simpson’s sacking on and off the pitch. Although the league position hasn’t changed, he’s transformed the attitude and mindset of everyone involved.

James Williams (SU Sports Editor): Moyses transformed a dysfunctional side over the summer into a team that looked like it might challenge for promotion. Unfortunately that hasn’t happened but there have been a number of encouraging performances during the season especially when the team has been at full strength. You can’t deny the fact Moyses loves Lincoln City and has certainly left the club in a much better state than when he joined.

Ryan Hall: I think Moyses will definitely be able to look back on his time at City as a success. He managed to rebuild a side that had lost many of its top performers and even guided the club to a positive goal difference which is all the more impressive considering this was his first job at Conference level. His great work means that Lincoln should now be a very attractive proposition for potential incoming managers.

Luke Vials: Despite the clubs league position not improving since Moyses’ appointment, you can definitely see what he has brought to the table. The ‘feel good’ factor has been brought back to Sincil Bank and some of the best football since the imps dropped out of the football league has been seen. All in all Moyses work leaves a good basis for the new manager next season.

Nathan Hill: If we’re to judge “doing a good job” on results alone, then he’s probably not done a good job as Lincoln will finish this season barely any higher up the league table than last season. However, he has put The Imps back on the right track and laid the foundations for a serious play-off challenge next season. If his successor were to achieve promotion, some of the credit would have to go to Moyses and therefore it has to be said that he’s done a good job.

Danyal Khan: Moyses has made some good signings, and transformed the side from last season. After promising much when they found themselves in a playoff position earlier in the season, the squad and Moyses have disappointed and unfortunately the fault rightly or wrongly falls on the manager. Overall he’s done a decent job, but there’s a taste of what could have been.