Clyde play waiting game over long-term Ferguson successor

Bob Malcolm (left) took charge for Tuesday's match with Montrose after Barry Fergusons resignation.
Bob Malcolm (left) took charge for Tuesday's match with Montrose after Barry Fergusons resignation.

Clyde look likely to consider appointing an interim manager until the end of the season following the departure of Barry Ferguson.

The club’s board met earlier this week to consider their options after Ferguson quit in the wake of Saturday’s defeat at Annan.

And with hopes of promotion all but gone, it’s believed that an interim boss is the favoured option as it would give the club time to identify and secure the man they want for next season.

Assistant manager Bob Malcolm took charge for the match with Montrose on Tuesday night following Ferguson’s departure.

However he was unable to a stop the rot as a 2-1 defeat stretched their run of games without a league win to 11.

Clyde have now plunged to second bottom of the table, their only two points out of the last possible 33 coming from goalless draws with league new boys Edinburgh City.

And, on paper at least, it doesn’t get any easier for the Bully Wee with table toppers Forfar Athletic due to visit Broadwood on Saturday.

An interim boss would allow the Clyde board time to identify the right man long-term and perhaps avoid having to try to entice someone away from a club as the crucial end-of-season run-in approaches.

But with the side just seven points above the relegation play-off place, that has to be balanced against making sure the current alarming Clyde slide is stopped before the possible loss of their league status becomes a genuine concern.