Lee Sinnott named new Gainsborough Trinity boss

Altrinham manager Lee Sinnott is all smiles at full time.
Altrinham manager Lee Sinnott is all smiles at full time.

Gainsborough Trinity have appointed former Port Vale and Altrincham boss Lee Sinnott as their new manager.

Sinnott replaces Dave Frecklington who was sacked last week with Trinity fighting against relegation from the National League North.

He said: “Gainsborough has always had a great deal of potential when I have visited with other clubs, but the hard work starts now and I can’t wait to turn that potential into reality.”

The 52-year-old had a successful playing career with the likes of Bradford City, Huddersfield Town, Crystal Palace and Watford, for whom he played in the 1984 FA Cup final against Everton. He made over 600 professional appearances, including in the Premier League whilst with Palace in the 1992-93 season.

He has also enjoyed success as a manager, winning three promotions with Farsley Celtic and another with Altrincham as well as also guiding both of those clubs to unsuccessful play-off semi-finals and finals during his tenure. As well as Port Vale, Altrincham and Farsley, Sinnott has managed Bradford Park Avenue, whom he also took to a play-off final.