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Ian Holloway reveals Grimsby Town managerial news



Ian Holloway has announced that he is resigning as manager of Grimsby Town, via his official Twitter page.

Holloway took the reins at Blundell Park last December, replacing Michael Jolley as the threat of relegation loomed.

Holloway guided Grimsby up to 15th in the League Two table before the season was curtailed, but this year hasn’t gone to plan.

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Grimsby sit 20th in the league after a 2-1 home defeat to Bradford City last night. The Mariners sit six points clear of the relegation zone, with the bottom two both having games in hand.

After a turbulent start to the season, Holloway has now took to Twitter to reveal that he is resigning from his role as manager of Grimsby.

He said: “It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing my resignation as manager of Grimsby Town Football Club.

“New wannabe owners are hovering over GTFC and John has told me he is selling his stake in the club. So it’s time for a fresh start across the board for this great club.
“As I said recently, I intend to be fully honest with you, the supporters. Contact was made by the new owners to me on several occasions before the takeover, which I felt was inappropriate, and told them as such. This is the key factor in my decision.
“Why? The relationship between the incoming new owners, board and manager is so so important. It needs to be strong for a club to succeed, and we got off on the wrong footing. Therefore, that relationship will be strained from the off, which is bad for the club.”

Grimsby will now look to appoint a new manager, as the ownership of the club remains up in the air heading into the New Year.

The Verdict

It hasn’t quite worked out for Holloway at Grimsby.

Despite bringing in his own players in the summer, they haven’t clicked and got used to his methods.

They should now look to appoint an experienced manager and start moving up the table, as the threat of relegation is very real.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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