Grimsby Town unexpectedly sack Marcus Bignotby Jack Kitson / 10 April 2017, 16:28Tweet
Grimsby Town have caught everyone unawares after surprisingly sacking their boss Marcus Bignot, along with Michael Moore and Gary Whild, after five months in charge.
The League Two club released a statement this afternoon (Monday) in which they said:
Following Grimsby Town Football Club’s return to The EFL, there remains a strong ambition to build on last season’s promotion.
Therefore, it is with regret that today the Club has decided to release the current Management Team from their first team duties.
The Board would like to put on record their thanks to Marcus Bignot, Michael Moore and Gary Whild for all their hard work and efforts during the last 6 months and wish them the best for their futures.
There have been no concrete reasons given for the sudden sacking, but it comes as a huge shock considering that Grimsby recorded an impressive 3-1 victory away to play-off hopefuls Blackpool 3-1 over the weekend.
The result means the Mariners are 14th in the table, seven points adrift of the top-7, but a whopping 16 points above the relegation zone - not bad considering that they were only promoted in the summer.
In total Bignot, who was only appointed in November, won nine, drew 7 and lost 11 of his 27 matches at the helm.
It's not yet known what on earth will happen next, but you get the feeling there's another twist to this particular tale.
The fans have certainly been taken by surprise: