LEGEND HOLLETT LEAVES, AS DOES NON-LEGEND BURGESS
Hollett leaves Field Mill after 23 years
30 April 2010
Stags stalwart joins Championship club
CHAD.co.uk, 30 April 2010
RESPECTED Scout Ivan Hollett has today left Field Mill after 23 years of service to take up a similar role at a Championship club.
Ivan, who was last week given a Lifetime Achievement award on his 70th birthday, has undertaken every backroom job at the Stags, except as manager.
He has been largely responsible for bringing through the majority of the club's young stars spannADVERTISEMENTing over two decades and nurtured through the ranks the likes of Nicky Weaver, Ryan Williams and Liam Lawrence,.
Chairman Andrew Perry said: "Ivan had already discussed his future with us prior to accepting the Lifetime Achievement award. He has worked at the club for 23 years, man and boy. He lives and breathes football, especially Mansfield Town Football Club and we are sad to see him leave."
Ivan told the club's website http://www.mansfieldtown.net: "I have made this decision with a heavy heart.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and am pleased to have brought many players through the system."
Speaking ahead of his new job, he said: "I couldn't refuse this offer. It is a new challenge for me.
"I wish everyone well at the club and wish them every success in the future," he added.
The club have wished Ivan and his wife Ann all the very best for the future and have said he will always be welcome at Field Mill.
Midfielder Burgess leaves Stags by mutual consent
Evening Post, April 30, 2010
MANSFIELD Town midfielder Andy Burgess has left Field Mill by mutual consent, the club have announced today.
The 28-year-old made his debut in November last year after initially signing on loan from Luton Town.
He made 15 starts and three substitute appearances, scoring two goals and had agreed a deal to run until the end of next season.
But that has now been terminated with manager David Holdsworth saying: "I've acted in the best interests of both Andy and the club.
"I wish him and his family well and thank him for his contribution whilst with us."
Burgess: Why I left Stags
Evening Post, May 01, 2010
ANDY Burgess today revealed he had to put his family first in deciding to leave Mansfield Town.
The midfielder signed an 18-month deal when he joined, initially on loan, from Luton Town l ast November.
But that contract has been ripped up by mutual consent after Burgess took his concerns to boss David Holdsworth.
Burgess – who made just 18 appearances for the Stags and scored twice – said: "Soon after I signed for Mansfield, my circumstances changed and I moved to Liverpool for family reasons," he said.
"I can be travelling up to three hours and 200 miles each way every day, it can take it out of you, mentally as much as anything.
"I sat down to speak to the gaffer soon after the end of the season and we agreed this was the best thing.
"It had absolutely nothing to do with football reasons, it's just unfortunate."
Holdsworth said: "Andy is a very good player, but you need everything to be right to get the best out of him. But he has always given me 100 per cent."
Scout Ivan Hollett has left Field Mill after 23 years to take up a similar role at a Championship club.
Burgess joins Mill exodus
CHAD.co.uk, 30 April 2010
Andy Burgess has left Field Mill by mutual consent.
The 28 year old made his debut in November last year after initially signing on loan from Luton Town and was under contract for next season.
He made 15 starts and three substitute appearances, scoring two goals.
Said Manager David Holdsworth: "I've acted in the best interests of both Andy and the club. I wish him and his family well and thank him for his contribution whilst with us."
Burgess' departure follows the release of eight other out-of-contract players yesterday and leaves boss David Holdsworth with a monumental rebuilding project ahead.