Hudson shock switch

Carl Hudson (left) and Colin Gracie (right), who have left Eyemouth to join Duns.
Carl Hudson (left) and Colin Gracie (right), who have left Eyemouth to join Duns.

In a dramatic move, Carl Hudson has quit as manager of Eyemouth United to take up a similar role with East of Scotland rivals Duns.

Hudson, who had been in charge of the Warner Park outfit for x years, informed the Eyemouth players of his decision on Saturday, just minutes after his side had beaten Ormiston 2-1 in a cup quarter-final.

Hudson replaces Neil Oliver in the role after he left ‘by mutual consent’ a fortnight earlier, and he will now take charge of the Duns team for the first time this Saturday in the club’s away fixture at Burntisland Shipyard.

Also making the move west are his assistants Colin Gracie and Johnny Blyth.

Eyemouth were naturally upset at the news and at the weekend they posted on their Twitter account that whilst they were disappointed they wished Hudson well for the future.

At the time of going to press Eyemouth have made no announcement as to any possible replacement.

In a statement, Duns chairman Colin Pike said: “Duns Football Club are pleased to announce this week that they have appointed a new management team.

“The new manager will be Carl Hudson who will be assisted by Colin Gracie and Johnny Blyth who have all moved from similar posts with Eyemouth United.

“Following a somewhat turbulent fortnight agreement was finally reached late last week. Carl is an ex-professional footballer who played for Bradford City, Nottingham Forrest and Rochdale and he Colin and Johnny come with both experience and a proven track record within the East of Scotland football circuit.

“They were all keen to join us and these appointments fit exactly into the management profiles we as a club had set and are confident that this will enable our club to move forward.”