Richard Kane and the Board of Directors of Gainsborough Trinity have reluctantly accepted the resignation of management duo Dominic Roma and Martin Foster.
Since taking over, initially in temporary charge in March, following a disappointing 2-0 home reverse at the hands of Curzon Ashton, Roma oversaw nine games, before being handed the reigns on a full-time basis after the final game of last season.
Roma sites an increasingly difficult juggling act, balancing a busy home life, work as a teacher and an incredibly hands on roll at the football club as reasons for his decision to step down.
“It is obviously with a heavy heart I make the decision to step down with immediate effect from my role as manager at Gainsborough Trinity Football Club. For a long time this football club, this town has been a part of my life. But I at this moment in time, just cannot give every aspect of my life the attention it deserves and something just had to give.
“It has been an honour and a privilege to pull on the shirt and to manage this fantastic club and although I am disappointed results and performances have not always been to the standard I would have hoped, it is not for want of trying. I wish the chairman, the Board, the club and the supporters every success for the future, and I genuinely mean it when I say the Gainsborough results will be the first I look for on a Saturday afternoon.”
Chairman Richard Kane said: “All associated with the football club would like to wish Dom and Martin all the best for the future and thank them for all of their work assembling a bright young side that hopefully the new manager will be able to mould and evolve into a more consistent National League North outfit.”
The Board have moved quickly to place Adam Quinn and Matt Wilson in temporary charge ahead of another crucial game, away at Bradford Park Avenue on Saturday.
Avenue picked up three points following a hard-fought victory over to add to the pressure on the sides above them in the league.
The Board invite applicants for the vacant position of First Team manager to Richard Kane c/o Stallard Kane Associates, First Floor Offices, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 2BL or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org