Curtis Woodhouse has left his role as Gainsborough Trinity manager.

Gainsborough Trinity

The former Sheffield United and Birmingham City midfielder leaves the Northern Premier Division side by mutual consent, having taken over back in October 2019.

Chairman Richard Kane explained to the club website: “Personally, my business has been hit financially due to the coronavirus outbreak, like so many other businesses. There, simply put, is just not a bottomless pit of money that I can put into the club.

“As well as the first team, we are also still establishing firm foundations within the community, at youth levels. As a board of directors, we are committed to the long-term sustainability of the football club, and as such, are grateful that Curtis was able to see the hurdles we need to overcome to sustain football in Gainsborough and support that, even though our aspirations in the short-term don’t quite marry up.

“I have every faith that Curtis will go on to have a successful career in management beyond life at Gainsborough. He is a highly motivated individual, a passionate man, who when he sets his sights on something will relentlessly strive to achieve it.

“He goes with our best wishes, as he continues his onward journey. One thing’s for certain, there won’t be many other managers that are recognised by Her Majesty the Queen in her New Year’s Honours list, whilst in charge of the Holy Blues.”

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