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Frank Sinclair explains his Hednesford return

Reinstated Hednesford Town boss Frank Sinclair has revealed that an 'emotional conversation' with chairman Steve Price led to his short-term job loss.


Former Albion defender Sinclair had his offer of resignation accepted by the chairman after Tuesday night's defeat at Stockport County.

But, after clearing out his Keys Park office the following day, a three-hour long meeting on Thursday cleared the air and the former Jamaican international was reinstated.

He told BBC WM: "Basically, me and the chairman had a conversation after the defeat to Stockport.

"It was an emotional conversation that we probably shouldn't have had straight after a match because we're both passionate about the game.

"We both care about the football club. It was in no way anything like an intense conversation, it was more of a disappointing conversation with the way the run of results have gone for us.

"Unfortunately, the conversation went down the route of me offering my resignation and him accepting it, because we thought that it was the best thing to do at the time."

Sinclair's run of just two wins in his two-and-a-half months with the club, both against AFC Telford United, have left the Pitmen bottom of the National League North.

But the Pitmen boss, who has guided former club Colwyn Bay out of a similarly precarious situation in a previous job, went on to explain his long-term vision for the club.

He added: "The 48 hours that went after were atrocious, because when I went to the football club we put a plan in place for the future.

"We'd already put things in place for the future,building a youth set-up that we'll start from next season and getting our own players at the club and building our own talent.

"It felt disappointing and it didn't feel right. We contacted each other and the secretary at the club (Terry McMahon) played a really big part.

"He was in-between both of us - knowing both our disappointments. He got us back togethe.

"I emptied my office on Wednesday and he told me how disappointed that the chairman was about the situation.

"We were both man enough to meet up yesterday and have a three-hour conversation about what's gone wrong from both sides of it - mine and the chairman's.

"It was an honest conversation that put us back together."

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