Sky Bet League One side Gillingham have today confirmed that they have terminated the contract of manager Justin Edinburgh. Monday’s 1-0 home defeat to Oxford United proved to be the final nail in the coffin for the former Tottenham Hotspur defender, who had been in charge at Priestfield since February 2015.
Chairman Paul Scally stated that it was a ‘difficult decision’ to take given his close friendship with the 47-year-old, who had previously managed Newport County before making the move to Kent last year. He leaves the Gills with them sitting 17th in the League One table, eight points above the relegation zone and ten points off the final play-off position.
Edinburgh’s staff has also been told that their services will no longer be required as well. In a statement on the official club website on Tuesday morning, Scally eluded to the fact that this was not an easy decision to come to,