October 11, 2011 10.15 am This story is over 147 months old

Lincoln Imps bid goodbye to manager Tilson

Looking back: Under Tilson, the Imps went from 21 in Npower League 2 to the bottom half of the Blue Square Premier League.

Steve Tilson’s year-long tenure as Lincoln City Football Club manager ended on Monday when he was sacked by the club’s board, along with his assistant Paul Brush.

After a torrid start to the new campaign in the Blue Square Premier League, the Imps sit in 19th place after they were defeated 4-0 at the weekend by Tamworth.

Tilson took the helm of the Sincil Bank club when they were 21st in the Npower League 2. He pushed them on a dramatic campaign that saw the Imps flirt with mid-table survival, before collapsing in their last 11 games and gaining only 2 points.

The beginning of the new season in the Blue Square Premier League has been difficult, as the Imps only picked up 12 points from their first 14 games.

Most of the squad that went through relegation last season was listed for transfer or released over the summer.

Tilson then looked to rebuild his squad with players on lower wages. However, high earners like Adam Watts and Joe Anyon are still on the books.

Grant Brown, who oversees the club’s youth development programme, will take temporary control of the team as caretaker manager.

Steve Thompson and Mick Harford are now reportedly favourites to take over at Lincoln City from Tilson and Brush.