Former Bridlington Town boss Curtis Woodhouse parts company with Gainsborough Trinity
Former Bridlington Town and Tadcaster Albion boss Curtis Woodhouse has parted company with NPL Premier Division side Gainsborough Trinity.
A statement on the Trinity website said: “Following the curtailment ahead of what is almost certainly a second consecutive null and void season, Gainsborough Trinity and Curtis Woodhouse have parted by mutual consent.
“Curtis and his backroom staff have strived to improve the fortunes of the football club.
“Having taken over from Liam King and Ross Hannah, midway through the 2019/20 season, with the side languishing in the drop zone, the former British Champion pieced together a fine run of results, taking the side to within touching distance of the play-offs.
“An overhaul of the playing squad, and a reduction in budget didn’t dampen Woodhouse’s spirit.
“Faced with a global pandemic, to add to the mix, the Driffield destroyer pulled together a competitive side that delivered some fine performances to remember.
“With further financial constraints placed on the club and uncertainty surrounding the future, discussions were opened between chairman Richard Kane and Woodhouse, surrounding the available budget and expectations.
“A reduced playing budget, aligned with maintained objectives. “
Ex-Bridlington Rangers ace Woodhouse said: “I’d like to thank Gainsborough Trinity for my time at the club as manager, it’s a time I’ll look back on with fond memories.
“Unfortunately with the chaos surrounding Covid 19 and the effects it’s had on football, it’s cut short my time with the club.
“I’d like to especially thank Richard for the full support he gave me throughout my time and Matt for being available 24/7 to get things over the line, sometimes at very short notice!”
“Lastly I’d like to thank the fans who have been brilliant towards myself and really bought into what the team was doing, we made them believe again and got an atmosphere back in the Northolme.
“I’m disappointed I couldn’t stay to finish the job of getting the club promoted but sometimes circumstances get in the way.
“It’s now the time for me to pursue other managerial opportunities and continue with my journey up the footballing pyramid but I leave wishing everybody involved with the football club nothing but the best.”