TIME FOR A NEW LOOK
Diamonds gaffer leaves club after poor run of form
Airdrie are searching for a new manager after parting company with Stevie Findlay by “mutual consent”.
Findlay leaves his role just over a year after making the step-up from under-20s gaffer to first team coach, eventually replacing Willie Aitchison after his brief spell in charge.
He departs with the club sitting sixth in the League One table, but just two points above bottom side Montrose.
Findlay’s final game was a 3-1 home defeat to Brechin City on Saturday.
Just last week, Findlay told the Advertiser he saw it as his job to “encourage the players to get back to our early season form”.
However, the Brechin result means Airdrie’s record shows just one win in their last seven matches, and a solitary victory at the Penny Cars stadium this season.
Three defeats in the last four matches have all come despite Airdrie holding a lead in all .
Findlay didn’t respond to our efforts to contact him, but a statement on the Diamonds’ website read: “Airdrieonians FC have parted company by mutual consent with manager Stephen Findlay.
“Stephen has worked tirelessly and has been a strong leader for the club during his tenure and we are very grateful for all his efforts.
“There is no doubt that we will see Stephen, Angela and young Olivia back at the stadium as fans of the club and cheering on the team.
“The assistant management team will take charge of football matters in the interim period, and the vacancy and potential candidates will be assessed over the coming weeks.”
Club chairman Bobby Watson said: “I’m sorry that it didn’t work out for Stephen. It’s disappointing because I know he put a lot of effort into the role.”
Dejected Findlay during the Brechin match