Mark Stimson Leaves Gillingham, Mutual Consent My Arse

Daniel GoochAnalyst IMay 10, 2010

Following a meeting with chairman Paul Scally, Mark Stimson's contract at Gillingham has been terminated by 'mutual consent' despite Stimson insisting he would not be leaving after the Wycombe Wanderers game.

The thousands of fans that go to each home game and the hundreds that follow them away must be part of the reason for him leaving.

They have voiced their views at the games and over the internet with numerous Facebook groups urging for Stimson to get him sacked.

The Gills were relegated again from League One on Saturday, after their 3-0 defeat away at Wycombe. They return to League Two after just one season.

Stimson helped Gillingham to League One through the League Two play-offs last season and began the season with a 5-0 thrashing of high-flyers Swindon.

However, a failure to win a single away game, and only three wins in their last 11 matches, saw the Gills slide from 17th to 20th (and thus relegated) on the final day of the campaign.

Most Gillingham fans will be happy to hear that Andy Hessenthaler, the former Gillingham player/manager and current manager of Dover Athletic, has been linked with the job.