|21 May 2020 : Linnets part company with manager, Michael Ellison|
|The Runcorn Linnets Board have decided not to continue the partnership between the club and the Management Team of Michael Ellison and Matthew Cross. Discussions regarding next season, and the future of the club revealed differences in approach that ultimately proved to be incompatible.|
The club is very grateful to Ello, Crossy, and Lawty for their efforts as both players and Management Team, and we wish them every success in the future. Ello has been part of the furniture at the club for almost 10 years having joined as a player in 2011, and taking up the Manager's role upon the end of his playing career in 2016. Our Championship Season in 2018 is an obvious highlight for which he will always be fondly remembered.
The club will now look to start the recruitment process for a new Management Team, and details of this will be released in due course.
He did resign a few years ago over club policy and money available to improve the squad. He was persuaded to change his mind and we went on to win the league. It always felt like he wanted more than the club could afford and the current situation and financial implications of CV19 have probably forced the club to take action. Shame as the 2 of them did a good job and had a good squad.
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