Wilkin Pays Price
Kevin Wilkin has been sacked by Wrexham FC following their FA Trophy final defeat to North Ferriby United.
The 47-year-old had been in charge at Racecourse Ground for just over a year, but has not delivered the onfield success the club were hoping for.
They were among the favourites to fight for promotion to the Football League – I even picked them as my promotion winners – but currently languish in fifteenth place. The final straw came at Wembley Stadium in Non League’s showpiece tournament. Two goals up with fifteen minutes of the ninety left, Wrexham ended up losing on penalties after going 3-2 behind in extra time and only being reprieved in the last couple of minutes.
It’s never nice to see a manager lose their job, but I honestly don’t think there was any other option here. To be blunt, this season has been a failure, and I think it is safe to say that Wilkin probably would have gone long before now had he not still been in the Trophy. Yes, they have games in hand, but the playoffs are long gone, and an eighth season in the Conference Premier now beckons.
Former Nuneaton boss Wilkin won just over a third of his games in charge of Wrexham, and his assistant manager Gary Mills and coach Carl Darlington will take charge while a replacement is found.