Legg resigns as Town manager

PLAYER/manager Andy Legg has resigned after Hucknall Town's disastrous start to the new season.

Under Legg (41), a former Wales international, Town have lost all of their first six matches. And they sit rock-bottom of the Blue Square North table.

Legg handed in his resignation after the 3-1 defeat at home to Workington last Saturday.

Chairman Brian Holmes persuaded him to stay while efforts were made to find him an assistant.

But no suitable arrangements could be made and now Legg, whose professional clubs included Notts County, Swansea City and Birmingham City, has decided to step down.

"I am gutted," he said. "I enjoyed my time at Hucknall and I have left some really good friends there.

"I am sorry things didn't work out. My biggest mistake was not getting in a number two.

"I didn't know the non-league scene well enough and getting in the right kind of players was tough."

Legg was appointed manager last January after the sacking of Kevin Wilson.

He won only four of his 23 league matches in charge and gained only 17 points.

Now chairman Holmes hopes to appoint a new boss in time for Saturday's next game at Burscough.

He will be the EIGHTH boss in the Watnall Road hotseat since Holmes arrived at the club in the summer of 2001.