Football: Quinn departs struggling Nantwich
NANTWICH Town are looking for a new manager after parting company with Jimmy Quinn.
The former Northern Ireland international leaves after two years in charge at the Evo-Stik League Premier Division club.
His departure was announced the day after Nantwich surprisingly bowed out of the Doodson Sports Cup following a 3-1 defeat to Curzon Ashton.
It was their eighth defeat in nine games, and left club chairman Jon Gold stating: "Unfortunately results this season, especially at home, have been well below the expectations of both the board and our supporters.
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"We are extremely appreciative of the contribution that Jimmy has made to our club and I know the successes that he and the team delivered last season – qualifying for the first round proper of the FA Cup for the first time in the club's history and also winning the Cheshire Senior Cup – will live long in the memory of every Nantwich Town supporter.
"But this season's results have failed to replicate that, or offer the stability needed for the future development and success of the club."
Assistant manager Phil Staley has been asked to take charge on a temporary basis, beginning with today's visit to Stocksbridge Park Steels.
Quinn, left, who joined Nantwich when they were bottom of the table in March 2011, leaves with a record of 38 wins, 24 draws and 42 defeats in all matches.
His departure is the latest episode in a long and varied football career which has seen the 53-year-old Ulsterman manage in the Football League at Reading, Swindon, Shrewsbury and Bournemouth, while he twice took charge at non-league Northwich Vics before joining Nantwich.
An often prolific striker during his playing career, West Ham, Blackburn and Leicester were among the eight clubs he played for.