Kittrick departs Guiseley after relegation 

National North 

Caretaker manager Steve Kittrick has left Guiseley after nearly keeping them in the National North

Guiseley are set for new management after caretaker manager Steve Kittrick departed after failing to keep the Lions in the National North, despite a valiant attempt.

Guiseley looked down and out when Kittrick replaced Marcus Bignot and Russ O’Neill with seven games to go.

Kittrick, the man who guide the Lions to the National North in 2010, won his first match – the 2-0 victory at Kettering Town – and one further victory and two draws took the fight to the last day.

Guiseley were then two minutes from safety in the final game of the season until Alfreton Town dramatically scored two late to condemn them to relegation.

His assistant Luke Potter, the ex-Barnsley defender, has left with him.

A statement said: “We can confirm that Steve Kittrick and Luke Potter have left the club following their caretaker management roles with The Lions.

“Steve took the reins following the 4-1 loss at Gloucester on 9th April, with his first match in charge bringing a 2-0 win away at Kettering Town.

“Steve and Luke oversaw two wins, two draws and three losses in total, with the club being five minutes from safety before Alfreton Town scored two late goals.

“We will always be grateful to Steve and Luke for taking over at such a difficult time and for their efforts the last five weeks, especially alongside their other commitments, and we wish them the best for their future careers.

“A further update on our new management team will be made tomorrow.”

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