New Duns manager Carl Hudson says he is looking forward to the challenge of running a different club after his switch from Eyemouth United.
Hudson, who had been with the Fishermen for five and a half seasons, said he ‘left part of his heart’ with the Warner Park outfit.
“It was definitely an emotional moment when I told the players,” he said.
“I had some good times at Eyemouth and I worked with a lot of good people, on and off the pitch.
“Some of them have accepted my decision to move on and I wish them all the best for the future.
“There will be people questioning what I am doing, but if the truth be known, I was feeling a little unhappy at Eyemouth over the past month or so.
“I felt I had taken the club as far as I could and thought maybe it was time for someone else to come in with fresh ideas.
“I had thought about leaving before the Duns job came up, but when their chairman, Colin Pike, spoke to me, I was happy to listen to what he had to say and I liked what I was hearing.
“He said they were prepared to give me time to settle into the role.
“There is no doubt everything that is going on behind the scenes at Duns with their new facilities also had a bearing, but I’m a football man and it’s what happens on the pitch that concerns me most.
“Duns have a young and vastly inexperienced side - in fact, when we go for a drink afterwards I think I might have to buy them pop and crisps rather than a beer!
“But joking aside, this is a fresh challenge for me and I am looking forward to it.
“I don’t have a magic wand, and it isn’t as if I can wave it and everything will be all right for them.
“There is a lot of hard work to be done.
“I need to get to know all the players and it will be a case of building up relationships from there.
“Yes, it was a wrench to leave Eyemouth, but at the end of the day football is all about the clubs - they will survive and move on themselves, I’m sure of that.”