Fort Wil­liam manager to step down

‘Ma­jor de­ci­sions will re­quire to be taken by the board’

The Oban Times - - Sport -

FORT Wil­liam Foot­ball Club manager Ally Ewen has de­cided to step down from his po­si­tion at the end of the 2016/17 sea­son. Ally, who has re­cently launched his own busi­ness, ad­vised that work and travel com­mit­ments did not al­low him the time to man­age a High­land League team. Ally, who has man­aged the team for two sea­sons, said: ‘I’d like to thank ev­ery­one at the club for ev­ery­thing they have done dur­ing my time at Fort Wil­liam. I re­ally have en­joyed the ex­pe­ri­ence. There are still some crack­ing play­ers there and I’d like to think some­one will come in there and do well.’

In thank­ing Ally for his com­mit­ment to Fort Wil­liam, Ron­ald Maclean, di­rec­tor of Fort Wil­liam Foot­ball Club, said: ‘Ally has put so much time and ef­fort into the club over the past two years. It is dis­ap­point­ing to see him step down. If we had been able to build up a lo­cal coach­ing team to as­sist Ally, I’m sure we could have per­suaded him to stay.’

Fort Wil­liam’s as­sis­tant manager, Kevin Munro, has also de­cided to step down at the end of the sea­son, say­ing: ‘I have en­joyed my time at Fort Wil­liam, but I have be­come very busy at work and it isn’t healthy the con­stant jug­gling of time to run the team.’

Ger­ald Mcin­tyre said: ‘In giv­ing us a num­ber of months’ no­tice, Ally and Kevin have al­lowed the com­mit­tee time to en­gage in the re­cruit­ment of a new man­age­ment team be­fore the start of the 2017/18 sea­son.’

Ste­wart Maclean, di­rec­tor of Fort Wil­liam Foot­ball Club, said: ‘Our re­cent ap­peal to the Lochaber com­mu­nity for ad­di­tional spon­sors and match- day as­sis­tance fell on deaf ears. With Ally and Kevin step­ping down, Fort Wil­liam Foot­ball Club is at a cross­roads. Ma­jor de­ci­sions will re­quire to be taken by the board and the com­mit­tee over the next few months.’

Fort Wil­liam manager Ally Ewen will step down at the end of the sea­son.

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