Stimson quits Stevenage

By James Dall

Image: Stimson: Sought legal advice

Mark Stimson has parted company with Stevenage Borough - sparking rumours that he is set to take over at Gillingham.

Former Gills player linked with vacant managerial position

Mark Stimson has parted company with Stevenage Borough - a move which further strengthens rumours that he is in line to take the vacant Gillingham job. Stimson presented his written resignation to the club on Wednesday morning, and Stevenage will now undergo a search for a replacement. League One side Gillingham have been on the search for a new boss following the departure of Ronnie Jepson in September, and Stimson could be set to take over at the Priestfield Stadium. He previously confirmed that he was on the short list for the job, and Stevenage chairman Phil Wallace has revealed that Stimson took legal advice before handing in his notice.

Right or wrong

"Mark has resigned today and he's told us that he took legal advice before he made that decision," he told the club's official website. "We don't know where he's going but he obviously feels that this action is in the best interests of his future career and only history will show whether he was right or wrong. "I think it's been clear to everyone over the past few weeks that events outside the club have been the major contributor in his decision to resign, but we will have to wait and see what happens now.
"Scott (Barrett) hasn't resigned and will therefore take the game tomorrow night in the normal way. "At this moment I don't have any further details but as soon as I have any more information I will let the fans know." Stimson made 18 appearances for Gillingham during his playing days following a loan move from Tottenham Hotspur.