Albans steps down as Grantham Town joint boss

Grantham Town joint managers Wayne Hallcro and Jimmy Albans pose with the league championship trophy. ENGEMN00220120421202520

Grantham Town joint managers Wayne Hallcro and Jimmy Albans pose with the league championship trophy. ENGEMN00220120421202520

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Rumours that Grantham Town’s joint manager Jimmy Albans has left the club were confirmed in a club statement issued to the Journal last night.

Albans said he had been considering his position at the club over the last couple of weeks and decided to step down as co-boss with his long-time sidekick Wayne Hallcro, alongside whom he had worked since joining the Gingerbreads.

The managerial pair took Grantham to a Northern Premier League Division One South play-off final 12 months before they guided the Gingerbreads to the league title and promotion to the Premier Division.

They left the club following budget cuts but rejoined a year later on Christmas Eve 2013 following the sacking of Ian Robinson and Gary Sucharewycz.

Albans’ latest decision comes following Town’s announcement of a players’ wage slash last week.

Albans said: “In the current circumstances surrounding the club, it didn’t feel right for me to carry on as joint manager.

“It was not an easy decision as I have enjoyed my time at the club. Wayne and I have achieved a lot for the club and I have a lot of respect for a lot of people there.

“The supporters have always been fantastic and I wish Wayne and the club all the best for the future.”