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Lincoln replace William with McElwee

Last night, Lincoln parted ways with manager William, and replaced him with former manager Mick McElwee.

Photo © Lincoln / Neil Wilson

William, who was only appointed as manager back in May, managed the Imps for two games officially, beating Union Titus Petange 2-0 after a 3-0 walkover vs Prishtina, followed by a 5-0 loss to Rangers. His departure, and the subsequent return of McElwee, means that since parting ways with Julio Ribas in April 2018, Lincoln have now had seven different permanent managers.

McElwee needs no introduction to followers of local football, being a former player and manager of the club over the years, and remaining a popular figure at Lincoln throughout. His most recent spell at the club was as a short caretaker spell, but this time out he’s been appointed as permanent Head Coach for the 2020/21 season, where Lincoln are set to open up against College 1975 on Monday 19th October.

With a squad composed largely of Gibraltarians at his disposal, McElwee’s challenge will be to return Lincoln to the top of the pile in local football – his past work with Lincoln is likely to afford him a bit more time and patience should it be needed, with Lincoln desperately in need of stability in the Head Coach role.

In a statement on the Lincoln site, Club President Dylan Viagas said: “We are more convinced that ever that Mick is more than capable to achieve great results and continue making history with Lincoln.”