BBC Homepage feedback | low graphics version
BBC Sport Online
You are in: Football: Teams: Grimsby Town  
Front Page 
Football 
Eng Prem 
Eng Div 1 
Eng Div 2 
Eng Div 3 
Eng Conf 
Scot Prem 
Scot Div 1 
Scot Div 2 
Scot Div 3 
Europe 
Teams 
Cricket 
Rugby Union 
Rugby League 
Tennis 
Golf 
Motorsport 
Athletics 
Other Sports 
Sports Talk 
In Depth 
Results &  Fixtures 
Photo Galleries 
Audio/Video 
TV & Radio 

Around The Uk

Olympics2000



Grimsby vice-chairman Brian Huxford
"Decisions made in haste, you usually finish up repenting at your leisure."
 real 14k

Tuesday, 22 August, 2000, 12:38 GMT 13:38 UK
Grimsby sack boss Buckley
Alan Buckley
Happier times: Buckley leads 1998 play-off success
Grimsby have sacked manager Alan Buckley after just two games of the new season.

Assistant manager John Cockerill has been put in temporary charge for the home tie with Carlisle in the first round of the Worthington Cup.

Buckley, 49, was in his second spell at Blundell Park having rejoined the Mariners in 1997 after an unsuccessful period at West Brom.

He won promotion back to Division One via the play-offs at the first attempt and in the same season Buckley also guided the club to Wembley where they won the Auto Windscreens Shield.

However they flirted with relegation last season, sold star striker Lee Ashcroft to Wigan in the summer and lost on the opening day of the new campaign to Preston.

"Results have not improved and we felt it was time for a change," said vice-chairman Bryan Huxford.

Search BBC Sport Online
Advanced search options
Links to top Grimsby Town stories are at the foot of the page.


Links to other Grimsby Town stories

^^ Back to top