Sports Club search for new boss as Simm departs

Bridlington Sports Club
Bridlington Sports Club

Bridlington Sports Club’s manager Gary Simm has left the club after just half-a-season at the helm.

He took over in January, and helped to steer the team away from the Humber Premier League relegation zone, alongside joint boss Sean Chapman, who has also left.

Gary Simm

Gary Simm

The Dukes Park club are now looking for a new manager, but Simm feels his successor has a good platform to work from.

He told the Free Press: “They have a squad there which is capable of challenging for the top four, at least.

“Bridlington is a big place, they should be able to pull together a squad of very capable players.

“It was a brilliant challenge for me and I have loved doing it.

“It was a pleasure working with all the lads and I wish everybody all the best. I hope whoever takes over can keep that squad together.”

Simm informed the club of his decision to step down last night, and said work and family commitments had been the major factors.

“I haven’t got the time. If you can’t give it 100%, then it is not worth trying to do it,” the former Scarborough Athletic Reserves boss said.

He took over at the turn of the year when relegation looked a real threat, but Sports Club eventually finished in 12th spot, comfortably clear of the teams in the drop zone.

They were only denied a place in the League Cup final by a last-minute goal by champions Wawne United.

“We must have done something right,” said Simm, who works at East Riding College in Bridlington .“It was just hard getting a settled squad together every week.”