Frank Sinclair Has Resigned At Colwyn Bay
Frank Sinclair has resigned as manager at Conference North club Colwyn Bay. The former Chelsea defender took over on a short-term contract in February 2013 following the resignation of Lee Williams.
Sinclair inherited a team that had won just two games in their last 14, and were seven points adrift of safety, but against all odds he kept The Bay in the Conference North that season, winning their last 6 games in a space of 15 days to survive. However, the 43-year-old took to twitter on Sunday and announced that he had stepped down as player-manager.
Resigning as Manager of @ColwynBayFC was the hardest decision of my career, but for the future of the club was the best thing to do.
— Frank Sinclair (@FrankMSinclair) January 4, 2015
Sinclair also tweeted: “I could not of dreamed of working for a better group of people in my first job in management, the experience and opportunity to learn my trade.
“It has been incredible, I’ve had some high points in my career but beating the drop in 2012/13 season, winning those six games was one of the best.
“I am proud that I have given 100% to the cause, and leave the club on and off the pitch in a far better situation.”
Sinclair leaves just five games short of celebrating his 100th in charge, together with the seventy-one appearances he has made in time at the Seagulls, scoring 8 goals. In addition coach Ade Akinbiyi has also left the club, with assistant-manager Gus Williams likely to be offered the chance to take over initially.
Colwyn next host fellow strugglers Stalybridge Celtic on the 10th January, however a upturn in form for Stalybridge has seen them win their last 3 Conference North Fixtures. Following his injury-hit squad’s 5-0 defeat at Boston United on Sunday Colwyn Bay are 15th in the Conference North.