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Pictures from Justin Edinburgh's two years in charge at Gillingham

By Luke Cawdell

Justin Edinburgh was appointed Gills manager in February 2015 and it was all-smiles at the beginning...

Gills chairman Paul Scally unveils Justin Edinburgh to the press before the Sheffield United game Picture Barry Goodwin

Gills chairman Paul Scally unveils Justin Edinburgh to the press before the Sheffield United game Picture: Barry Goodwin

Justin Edinburgh watches from the stands alongside Andy Hessenthaler as the Gills beat Sheffield United 2-0 Picture Barry Goodwin

Justin Edinburgh watches from the stands alongside Andy Hessenthaler as the Gills beat Sheffield United 2-0 Picture: Barry Goodwin

Justin Edinburgh celebrates his first win, at Peterborough, with assistant Andy Hessenthaler Picture Barry Goodwin

Justin Edinburgh celebrates his first win, at Peterborough, with assistant Andy Hessenthaler Picture: Barry Goodwin

Justin Edinburgh thanks the fans for their support against Rochdale as they move up to ninth Picture Barry Goodwin

Justin Edinburgh thanks the fans for their support against Rochdale as they move up to ninth Picture: Barry Goodwin

Edinburgh's side finish the 201415 season by beating Notts County 3-1 to finish 12th in League 1 Picture Barry Goodwin

Edinburgh's side finish the 2014/15 season by beating Notts County 3-1 to finish 12th in League 1 Picture: Barry Goodwin

Edinburgh's men start the 201516 season with a 4-0 win over Sheffield United Picture Barry Goodwin

Edinburgh's men start the 2015/16 season with a 4-0 win over Sheffield United Picture: Barry Goodwin

Edinburgh's men go 2-0 up against Walsall in a top of the table clash, but lose 3-2 Picture Barry Goodwin

Edinburgh's men go 2-0 up against Walsall in a top of the table clash, but lose 3-2 Picture: Barry Goodwin

Gillingham manager Justin Edinburgh before his side face Bury, winning 3-1 to go top again Picture Barry Goodwin

Gillingham manager Justin Edinburgh before his side face Bury, winning 3-1 to go top again Picture: Barry Goodwin

Gills win a feisty encounter against Millwall at The Den Picture Barry Goodwin

Gills win a feisty encounter against Millwall at The Den Picture: Barry Goodwin

Gills throw away another two-goal lead and miss out on going top, at Wigan Picture Barry Goodwin

Gills throw away another two-goal lead and miss out on going top, at Wigan Picture: Barry Goodwin

Gills lose at home to Shrewsbury and drop to seventh in League 1 Picture Barry Goodwin

Gills lose at home to Shrewsbury and drop to seventh in League 1 Picture: Barry Goodwin

Gills end the season with defeat to Millwall and without a win in their last eight games, leaving them ninth in the table

Gills end the season with defeat to Millwall and without a win in their last eight games, leaving them ninth in the table

Edinburgh's men start the 201617 season with a 3-1 win at Southend

Edinburgh's men start the 2016/17 season with a 3-1 win at Southend

But they are thumped 5-0 by Scunthorpe

But they are thumped 5-0 by Scunthorpe

Edinburgh's men enjoy a win at Watford in the League Cup

Edinburgh's men enjoy a win at Watford in the League Cup

A return to Tottenham in the League Cup ends in a 5-0 defeat

A return to Tottenham in the League Cup ends in a 5-0 defeat

Gillingham narrowly avoid losing to Brackley in the FA Cup, fighting back for a draw

Gillingham narrowly avoid losing to Brackley in the FA Cup, fighting back for a draw

The Gills are dumped out of the FA Cup by Brackley Town in the replay but Scally still backs his manager

The Gills are dumped out of the FA Cup by Brackley Town in the replay but Scally still backs his manager

Edinburgh walks off after defeat to Oxford, with calls for his sacking by fans. They got what they wanted.

Edinburgh walks off after defeat to Oxford, with calls for his sacking by fans. They got what they wanted.

Edinburgh exits Gillingham after 101 games in charge Picture Ady Kerry

Edinburgh exits Gillingham after 101 games in charge Picture: Ady Kerry

 

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