Coldstream manager Neil Oliver resigns

Neil Oliver has resigned as Coldstream manager
Neil Oliver has resigned as Coldstream manager

Coldstream manager Neil Oliver has resigned after nearly ten months in charge at Home Park.

The former Duns boss took training at Home Park last night, but contacted chairman Steve Wright this morning to announce his decision to stand down.

Oliver said: “I’ve lost that drive to do well. The club have been excellent to me since I’ve been here and the players have applied themselves well.

“But when you lose that drive and motivation it is not fair on the club and the players to continue.

“I’d like to thank the club for the opportunity they have given me here and wish the club and the players all the best for the future.”

Coldstream chairman Steve Wright said: “We would like to thank Neil for all his efforts since he joined us last season.

“It is disappointing that things didn’t work out, but we wish Neil well for the future.

“We now need to concentrate on making the rest of the season a success.

Coldstream are currently second bottom of the East of Scotland Premier Division after losing at home to bottom club Stirling University Reserves on Saturday.

Oliver, who lives in Berwick and played for Berwick Rangers, Blackburn Rovers and Falkirk during his playing career, took over in February following the resignation of Andrew Gibson and kept Coldstream in the Premier Division last season.