The Club is aware of comments on social media relating to the position of Anthony Limbrick. It is making this statement to deal with various rumours that have been circulating.
Anthony was first placed on furlough in March. Thereafter the staff agreed to a 25% pay reduction to assist the Club through the difficult financial situation it faced as a result of the shut down of football and the associated loss of income.
Unfortunately, Anthony recently indicated that he was not happy to continue with a salary reduction and the Club as a consequence had to review the situation. It was decided in all of the circumstances that Anthony would be placed back on full-time furlough. This would assist Anthony in that he would not have the expense of travelling regularly to and from London and the further expense of accommodation whilst in Grimsby. The Club is disappointed that he had not moved to the area in accordance with the terms of his contract which would have alleviated the expense referred to.
Anthony is now on full-time furlough until the end of October. Discussions have been held with him and his agent on the situation going forward and as and when there is any further news the Club will make this public. It is not appropriate to have a running commentary on a person’s employment whilst discussions are taking place.
Ian Holloway commented: “I was fully aware of the situation and involved in the decision making. These are very difficult times for the Club and not only as Manager but also as a Director I am fully appraised of the financial challenges it faces. The 25% pay cut we have all agreed to is just one of the measures the Club is taking to ensure its survival. I still have an excellent team to assist me. Ben Davies is a first-rate coach. Greg Howard is the best sports scientist I have ever worked with. I don’t need to tell the fans the strengths of Dave Moore coupled with his long experience in the game. We may all have to work a little harder, but we are more than happy to do so. We will soldier on for the good of the Club and our fantastic supporters.”