Lincoln City manager Steve Tilson sacked

Lincoln City Football Club said on Monday that it has sacked its manager Steve Tilson along with assistant manager Paul Brush.

While the Imps are looking for a replacement, current head of the youth team Grant Brown will take over first team duties, including overseeing Tuesday night’s game versus Alfreton Town.

The Imps were relegated to the Blue Square Bet Premier league (Conference National) for the 2011–2012 season, and quickly fell down the league table after achieving just three wins in a total of 14.

45-year-old Tilson was first hired as manager by the team a little less than a year ago, and under his 51-game leadership the former Manager of the Year winner obtained just 14 total wins.

John Daulton, a long-time Imps fan, spoke out about the sacking saying that although Tilson and Brush may have now gone he has his doubts about whether much will change:

“Whoever comes in has a tough job; I feel the business model off the pitch needs changing before we can move forward with any hope and optimism.”

Lincoln City Football Club are currently 19th on the Blue Square Bet Premier league table.

The club declined to make any further statements.

— Chris Brandrick contributed to this report. 

Source: Lincoln City FC