National League club Altrincham have parted company with manager Lee Sinnott, as he leaves the Robins after five years at the helm.
Sinnott, the second longest serving manager in the National League, joined the club after Altrincham suffered relegation in 2011 and, after a season of consolidation, the side pushed for promotion which was eventually achieved in 2014 with a play-off win against Guiseley.
Finishing 17th in our first season back in the National League was a great achievement and we looked to push on this year. Unfortunately, due to an unprecedented number of long-term injuries this has not been possible and, at present, the club find themselves in the relegation zone with 11 games to play.
Chairman Grahame Rowley said ‘It has been a privilege to work with Lee, a man of integrity and honesty. I am extremely sorry to see him go, his shoes will be hard to fill. Altrincham Football Club are proud to have had him as their manager’.
Club captain Shaun Densmore commented “I’d like to say how sorry I am that Lee Sinnott has left the club but grateful for all he has done. On a personal level, there’s no doubt I owe him a great deal, not least for making me captain when I was still in my early 20s.
“Even though I’d already been at the club a while, it was a massive confidence-booster, as well as a matter of immense pride, when he turned to me and told me I was replacing Robbie Lawton as skipper”
Neil Tolson will act as caretaker manager for the game at Barrow on Saturday