New Lincoln City manager to be named within 10 days

The Lincoln City Football Club board of directors said a new manager for the team will be announced within 7 to 10 days.

The club is looking for a new manager after David Holdsworth left the Imps on Sunday by mutual consent, amid poor performance from the team.

Grant Brown and Chris Moyses have been placed in caretaker charge for the home games against Barrow this Saturday and Mansfield Town next Tuesday.

The club said in a statement: “The consequences of relegation this season do not bear thinking about and therefore we need you.

“After the results in the Blue Square Bet Premier last night, these two games are vital in the club’s attempts to climb away from the relegation zone and we would therefore ask all supporters who have the club at heart to turn out in force and support Grant, Chris and the players.”

The Imps said they received numerous applications for the manager job already, which are being reviewed by the board.

Among the names put forward informally by fans and pundits are Steve Thompson, a former Lincoln player in the 80s and manager of the club in the early 90s, and current caretaker Grant Brown, a club player for 13 years and now the club’s head of youth.

Simon Clark, manager at Worksop Town, and Gary Simpson, assistant manager under Keith Alexander at the Imps, have also shown interest in the job with the Imps.