Alan Little sacked
Alan Little was sacked at the end of September 2000, just as the Shrimpers were returning to winning ways. David Webb, who quit Yeovil on Friday, will be our new manager.
A club press release, on 28th September, read:
Blues Manager Alan Little has been dismissed. In a press conference on Thursday afternoon, Director Ron Martin announced that from 4pm, Alan Little's contract had been terminated with immediate effect. Mick Gooding will take charge temporarily for Saturday's trip to Rochdale. Ron Martin said that he was targeting a particular person for the job, and that he intended to have a new manager in place sooner rather than later. Martin would only say that the targeted man was an 'experienced manager'. The reasons given for Little's dismissal was that he had not reached the expectations the Club during his time at Roots Hall and the Club wanted a manager who would 'get us back into the Second Division'. Ron Martin also said that money would be made available to the new man. Little left Roots Hall after being told the news without comment. In reply to a question regarding the teams current unbeaten run, Ron Martin answered,One swallow doesn't make a Summer.
At a press conference, soon after his appointment on a two-year contract, David Webb said:
I want to start where I finished off, the top of the League in the First Division.
© Luke Bosman Monday, 23 April 2007 at 21:09:05
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