Mitchell, Hardie and Murray leave the Imps

Steve Hardie (left), Alan Murray (centre) and Lee Mitchell (right).

City Women can confirm that Lee Mitchell, Steven Hardie and Alan Murray have left the Imps.

Lee first joined the club in 2020 as an assistant to former head coach Richard Cooper before succeeding him in March 2021.

Steve has been with City for more than five years, coaching players in the development squad before stepping up to assist Lee with first-team affairs.

Alan has also been with the Imps for the past five years as City’s goalkeeping coach.

In their first full season at the helm the trio guided the club to a third place finish in the FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands - missing out on promotion by just three points.

For the next two seasons they remained extremely competitive in a tough division with a young and developing squad.

Sports therapist Steven Schofield has also joined Mitchell, Hardie and Murray in leaving the club.

Everyone associated with Lincoln City would like to thank all four men for all their hard work and wish them all the best in their future coaching careers.