Mark Fell: Breakdown in relationship with chairman led to Lancaster departure

Mark Fell has cited a breakdown in his relationship with chairman Andy Baker as the reason behind his decision to quit as Lancaster City manager.
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The former Nelson and Ramsbottom boss brought the curtain down on his five-year tenure at Giant Axe on Wednesday.

He will be replaced by club skipper Andrew Teague on an interim basis until a permanent successor is found.

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In a statement on social media, Fell claimed the club have reneged on a new deal for him after he turned down the opportunity to manage elsewhere.

Lancaster City's former boss Mark Fell (photo: Paul Dawson)Lancaster City's former boss Mark Fell (photo: Paul Dawson)
Lancaster City's former boss Mark Fell (photo: Paul Dawson)

Fell said: “It is fair to say that unfortunately my relationship with the current chairman is beyond repair and therefore my position is untenable.

"Six weeks ago I was offered a position at another club which I turned down.

"At that point, Lancaster agreed a new deal for me, baring in mind I had not been paid by the club for over a year.

"Fast forward six weeks, the chairman informed me the deal agreed was no longer affordable and wouldn’t be paid.

"This is not about money, it was about the principle.”