King’s Lynn Town say they have reluctantly terminated the contract of manager Simon Clark with immediate effect after a disappointing start to the new season.
The 51-year-old replaced Ian Culverhouse in June but has been relieved of his duties along with his two assistants Sam Gaughran and Lee Beevers. The Linnets currently languish in 19th place in the Southern League Central Premier Division and are the lowest goalscorers in the league after the opening month of the new campaign.
Club chairman Stephen Cleeve admitted that the decision had been made with a heavy heart. Cleeve said: “This was a difficult decision but after making the play-offs last season our main priority is promotion and we have not made the progress expected to achieve this.
“Simon is extremely hard-working but despite an increased playing budget early results on the pitch have been poor. Everyone at the club would like to thank Simon and his two assistants for their endeavours during their time with King’s Lynn Town Football Club.”
Tuesday night’s FA Cup replay at Histon will see the Linnets under the leadership of interim management team of youth team boss Neil Fryatt and club development manager Robbie Back.