Clyde play waiting game over long-term Ferguson successor

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

Thursday, 2nd March 2017, 4:14 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:10 am
Bob Malcolm (left) took charge for Tuesday's match with Montrose after Barry Fergusons resignation.

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 last night (Tuesday) following Ferguson’s departure after a run of two draws and eight defeats from 10 games.

Speculation on social media on Saturday was rife that Ferguson had offered to quit after the Annan match but had been asked to take stock and reconsider.

However on Sunday the club’s board said they had “reluctantly” accepted the manager’s resignation.

Ferguson, who took over at Clyde in June 2014, had been under increasing pressure after a winless league run stretching back to November.

The club said: “Despite a welcome run in the William Hill Scottish Cup, which ended with an agonising defeat to Championship side Ayr United in a fifth round replay, both the manager and the club were disappointed with the recent poor run of league results, often not reflecting the effort and standard of play, which culminated in the defeat at Annan.

“That result leaves the club with only an outside chance of achieving the objective of securing a play-off place and then promotion to League 1.”