GREG Lincoln has quit as manager of relegation-threatened Thurrock.

The 30-year-old handed in his notice at the Ship Lane club yesterday evening.

Assistant manager Grant Gordon will be in charge of the team until the end of the season, and he will have three coaches in the form of former Braintree boss Robbie Garvey, ex-West Ham midfielder Lee Hodges, and former Dagenham & Redbridge defender Lee Goodwin.

Lincoln's departure follows a demoralising 6-1 defeat to Chelmsford City on New Year's Day, and a 7-2 thumping by Dover Athletic two days later.

Fleet are currently second from bottom in the Blue Square Bet South table and three points adrift of safety.

Lincoln became the youngest manager in non-league when took over at the Ship Lane club following the departure of his predecessor, Hakan Hayrettin, in October.

But the former Arsenal trainee has struggled to revive the club's flagging fortunes and leaves with a record of nine defeats and two wins from his 11 games in charge.

That run includes exits from the Essex Senior Cup to lower-league Concord, and from the FA Trophy by derby rivals Dartford, who they travel to for a league match on Saturday.