Frank Sinclair: Manager eyes extended Colwyn Bay contract

By Owen PhillipsBBC Sport
Frank Sinclair

Frank Sinclair wants to remain Colwyn Bay manager and expects to sign a new one-year deal at the end of the season.

The 42-year-old took over on a short-term contract in February 2013 and agreed a year-long deal last summer.

He guided The Bay to improbable Conference North survival last season and they still have an outside chance of making the play-offs this term.

"I have had discussions with the club and I cannot see any problems," the ex-Chelsea defender told BBC Sport.

"I am really enjoying it. I see no reason why I should think about going anywhere else at this stage.

"I enjoy the club, I get on really well with the board and the fans, and I feel really comfortable here. I'm loving every moment."

Colwyn went on a fine run at the start of the year, winning seven games out of nine to put themselves in the play-off picture.

But recent results have seen them slip to nine points off the top six with just eight games remaining.

Former Jamaica international Sinclair, who also played for Leicester City and Burnley, admitted the club are now unlikely challenge for promotion.

"I have to be realistic and honest and it's probably too much of a gap to to make up," Sinclair said.

"Of course we are not going to give up. but it is more of a case of planning for next season now."

But Sinclair, who was linked with the Wrexham managerial post earlier this season, said there is still plenty to play for in the last few weeks of this campaign.

"We need to progress again next season, but this one is nowhere near dead," Sinclair added.

"The players need to prove they want to be a part of where I want to go and I am already contacting clubs and players and planning for next season.

"As soon as the season is finished it will be a very busy summer and I have to make sure we do progress again. We should be in and around the play-offs next season.

"We have dropped off a bit but had some hard tests after that run, tough fixtures.

"We played really well against Harrogateexternal-link - one of our best performances of the season. On the ball we were excellent but they are a big side, quite direct, get the ball forward quickly and scored from two set-pieces.

"They scored late but it was still a good point."

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