Coldstream advertise for a new manager

Coldstream defender Michael Allan, right, and teammates are currently without a manager.

Coldstream defender Michael Allan, right, and teammates are currently without a manager.

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Coldstream are advertising for a new manager following Andrew Gibson’s decision to resign at the end of 2013.

Chairman Steve Wright is inviting applications for the post, and has also been expressing his gratitude to Gibson for the job he did over 27 months in charge.

Coldstream FC manager Andrew Gibson at Eyemouth on Saturday.'Coldstream 3 vs Eyemouth 0.

Coldstream FC manager Andrew Gibson at Eyemouth on Saturday.'Coldstream 3 vs Eyemouth 0.

“We’d like to get the position filled as soon as possible, but we won’t rush into it either,” said Wright. “It is important to make sure we get the right man for the job.”

He believes Gibson made a “brave decision, but the right one for both himself and the club” in light of the changes to his work commitments which made it too difficult for him to continue.

He added:“It’s been a pleasure having Andrew at the club. He won promotion and put together a team that have been good to watch.

“On behalf of the whole committee, I’d like to thank Andrew for everything he has done and wish him well. He will always be made welcome at Coldstream.”

Reflecting on his time at Home Park, Gibson believes he has left the club in a far better position than he found it when he stepped up from player to manager in September 2011. He explained: “We were near the bottom of the league when I took over but we were in the promotion hunt until the last four games. In the second season, when we had a full summer to prepare, we ended up with promotion.”

Gibson believes the feelgood factor that created has helped the club progress off the pitch with plans to improve facilities in order to comply with SFA licensing requirements.

“I think what we have done on the pitch has helped drive the club forward. We’re now in a position where money is being raised to fence off the pitch and make the other improvements.

“I don’t know if that would have been achieved if the team were languishing near the bottom of the First Division. But we’ve flying high, so everyone jumped on the Coldstream train.”

He added: “I’d like to thank all the coaching staff, players and committee for their support.”

○Applications for the job are now being accepted. Interested parties are asked to email Steve Wright or phone him on 07789570809.