TULIPS: Scott resigns as Spalding boss

Return fire: Richard Scott has slammed Domenic Genovese (below).
Return fire: Richard Scott has slammed Domenic Genovese (below).
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Friday, 3pm - RICHARD Scott has resigned as Spalding United manager after claiming he has not received substantial backing from the club.

Scott, who replaced Mark Hone at the Tulips helm, had been in charge at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field for 14 months - three of which were as a caretaker.

The ex-Peterborough United man leaves Spalding in the relegation zone of the Evo-Stik League First Division South, with the Tulips managing just two league wins so far this season.

Scott said: “I don’t feel I have had the backing and support of people at the club and that tells me it is the right time to go. The chairman said he didn’t want me to resign but I have made the decision I feel is correct.

“I have worked hard to try and turn things around and we have gone from a team being beaten convincingly in almost every game to one that is very close to being competitive at our level. I know I can leave with my head up.

“Football is all I know so I definitely hope to stay in management. I think any job I might be lucky enough to get in the future will be easier than the one I have just left.”

Scott’s number two Andy Penny is expected to take charge of Spalding for their trip to Newcastle Town tomorrow (3pm).

More to follow in Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press.