CLUB STATEMENT: Grainger to step down

It is with great disappointment that we announce that first team manager Danny Grainger has decided to leave the club at the end of the season upon the conclusion of his current contract.

Over two spells in the role, Danny has played a huge part in our recent resurgence both on and off the field.

Although he will ultimately be remembered for achieving the Holy Grail of promotion last season, we also acknowledge his continued hard work this term which has seen us hold our own at the higher level which is much stronger than when we were last at Step 3.

The Board fully understands Danny’s decision and he will leave with our best wishes and thanks for two wonderful seasons.  Of course, both Danny and the Board remain fully committed to bringing the current campaign to a successful conclusion over the coming weeks.

Danny Grainger

Grainger, who originally joined the club in 2019 and returned for a second stint nearly two years ago, is one of only a handful of Workington managers to have a promotion recorded on his CV.

He said, “This isn’t a decision that has come easy but I feel it will be the right time to leave the club at the end of my contract and see what the future holds for me personally.”

“I wanted to give the club plenty of time to find my successor which is why we made the decision to announce this news so soon.

“I have so many people to thank from the Board, volunteers and supporters but especially to every single player and staff member that has worked alongside me during my time at the club.  We have had some great times and the effort and devotion from them has been incredible and I couldn’t have asked for a better group of players to work with.

“We have nine league games left and will be giving absolutely everything to collect as many points as possible,” he concluded.  

The Board appreciates Danny’s early decision, which enables the club to start the recruitment process for a suitable replacement in good time for next season.

Progress on this will be announced in due course.

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