Lee Sinnott Signs as Trinity Manager

Double Signing

Lee Sinnott has today agreed to become the manager of Gainsborough Trinity Football Club after an exciting round of interviews at the Martin & Co Arena. The new man at the helm declared: "I can't wait to get started! I'm really looking forward to it. Things came about really quickly, I met the Chairman and three board members on Monday afternoon and recieved the phone call last night."

Lee continued: "I'm absolutely delighted to be at Gainsborough Trinity. It's a good project, it will be a challenge, but it's something to look forward to!"

Of the task in hand Sinnott pointed out: "There are a lot of clubs around us in the mix, but we know what's required. Ive looked at the stats, I've seen what we have here and what is needed. Gainsborough has always had a great deal of potential when I have visited with other clubs, but the hard work starts now and I can't wait to turn that potential into reality."

Sinnott is a vastly experienced figure within the game, with football league experience both as a player and manager to his name, playing at centre back for the likes of Walsall, Watford, Huddersfield, Crystal Palace and Bradford City, amassing over 500 football league appearances. Whilst at Watford, he appeared at Wembley, taking home an FA Cup Runners Up medal, losing out to Everton.

After a successful playing career, he broke into management with Farsley Celtic, before spells with Port Vale, Bradford Park Avenue & Altrincham. The Staffordshire born Sinnott spent just under a year in the hot-seat at football league Port Vale – reward for the fantastic job he had done since starting out in his managerial career at Farsley, where he took the unfashionable side from the Northern Premier Division 1 to the then Conference Premier.

A short tenure at Park Avenue was followed by a largely successful period at Altrincham, where he spent five years, first stabilising the club after relegation from the Conference, before reaching the play-offs in each of the next two seasons. In the second of the play off campaigns, his side overcame Guiseley, after extra time, to return to the Conference. Steering the side comfortably to safety in the clubs’ first season.

A period out of the game has seen Sinnott recharge his batteries and come back hungry for success, looking forward to turning around the fortunes of Gainsborough Trinity.

Chairman, Richard Kane was noticeably delighted to have secured the signing of the experienced professional, stating: "We had several candidates in mind when we relieved Dave Frecklington of his duties, but we wanted to give people the opportunity to state their cases. As it turns out, Lee’s hunger, desire and professionalism stood out. He had a clear vision of what he wanted to achieve at the football club and we are confident that we are appointing the right man for the job. The fact that Lee is ready to quit his job, solely to focus on the football club is testament to the focus he has, on firstly guiding us to safety – and then the onward journey we want to make together."

We all join together in welcoming Lee Sinnott to the football club and wish him well in his efforts to see Gainsborough Trinity climb away from the relegation zone. #inittogether

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