Torquay Sack Martin Lingby Jack Kitson / 29 April 2013, 15:21Tweet
Torquay have sacked manager Martin Ling a day after they preserved their status in the Football League. The decision to dismiss Ling, who had been out on sick leave since January due to a stress-related condition, was based solely on football grounds.
Ling took over at Plainmoor in the summer of 2011 and went on to lead the club to a top-seven finish, however, they lost out to Cheltenham in the League Two play-off semi-finals. They lost just one of their opening 10 matches at the start of the 2012/13 campaign but suffered a dip in form towards the end of the year. Then in January Ling was forced to take a break from the game after suffering from stress.
The former Rotherham, Bury and Scunthorpe boss Alan Knill was appointed in February on an interim basis and managed to keep the club in League Two on the final day of the season following a thrilling 3-3 draw with Bristol Rovers. He has remained quiet on his future but is sure to be contention for the vacancy.
Information and odds on the potential candidates to replace Ling will be displayed on this page: Next Torquay Manager Odds.