Linnets sack Hughes after poor start to season

King’s Lynn Town have parted company with manager Mark Hughes.

Hughes and his assistant Adrian Whitbread were dismissed by the Linnets today – 48 hours after they were beaten 1-0 by Warrington in the National League North.

Lynn have won just one of their 10 games this season and sit third from bottom of the table.

Mark Hughes has been sacked as manager of King's Lynn Town after only 10 games
Mark Hughes has been sacked as manager of King’s Lynn Town after only 10 games

Their run of form has been the complete opposite to last season where they finished second to AFC Fylde but were heavily beaten by Kidderminster Harriers in the play-offs.

In a statement released by the club a short while ago, Cleeve said: “I will always be grateful to Mark for stepping up to the plate when Tommy Widdrington walked out on the club without notice to join Aldershot.

“Mark is a tremendous person and gave his all to the job in trying circumstances and I am very sad that it has not worked out as we both wanted at King’s Lynn Town FC.

“I wish him well in his future career and am sure he will bounce back very quickly”.

It is believed that Academy director Alex Cross and Under-23s manager Josh Coulson have been asked to take temporary charge of the team.

Cleeve has also confirmed in a Tweet that playmaker Josh Barrett is staying at The Walks after being linked with a move away over the weekend.

“I’ve been asked a lot so would like to confirm Josh Barrett is not an Aldershot player and is very much still an important part of our squad,” he said.

“There has been interest from Aldershot but not an unusual situation, we often get interest in our players from other clubs.”

Lynn’s next game is at home to Buxton on Saturday, October 7.