Connect with us

News and Features

Pennock gone: Gillingham head coach departs by ‘mutual consent’

Gillingham’s head coach departs Priestfield having won just six games in 32



Credit: Kent Pro Images
Kent Pro Images

Gillingham head coach Adrian Pennock has managed his last game at Gillingham Football Club.

The former Gills defender took charge of the Gills for 32 games, winning just six, and this season managed just one league win in nine as the side he built over the summer struggled to find their feet in League One.

Pennock’s last game in charge came at the weekend where the Gills crashed to a 3-0 away defeat at fellow strugglers Rochdale. That game, it seems, proved the last straw for Gillingham chairman Paul Scally, with the club releasing the following statement this lunchtime as Pennock and his assistant Jamie Day departed the club. Pennock’s other assistant, Steve Lovell, remains at the club for now.

Club statement

“Ady Pennock has left Gillingham Football Club by mutual consent.

“The Head Coach, along with Jamie Day, have both left their roles at MEMS Priestfield Stadium.

“The club would like to thank both Ady and Jamie for their services and we wish them well for the future.

“Chairman Paul Scally will release a statement later today.”

We’ll bring you more news and reaction as it breaks.