Club Statement: John McCormack

Clyde FC has today parted company with manager John McCormack, whose short-term contract was due to expire at the end of the season.

The club has reluctantly accepted that relegation looks inevitable and feels it should be looking towards next season earlier than usual. Last summer’s difficulties were well documented and the club wants to avoid any repetition and feels that putting its plan in place over the next few weeks is important rather than starting another search in the summer for a new manager.

When Neil Watt was appointed Director of Football in August he said that he would take his time to look at the whole club and to make recommendations to the Board about the football structure. Current developments allow Neil to bring forward his ideas of how the football activities of the club should be handled in the future and this will be under discussion over the coming days.
In the meantime, as is customary in this type of situation Neil in his Director of Football capacity will take charge of the team for Wednesday’s league match with Alloa Athletic and thereafter until the end of the season. It is not anticipated that any early appointments will be made.

The Board of Directors would like to thank John for his unquestionable effort and enthusiasm over what is currently a very difficult period for the club. He has worked tremendously hard, unfortunately that has not been matched by results. He has always passionately believed he could improve the club’s league position, particularly with the influx of players in January, and whilst we have seen some improved performances the results did not follow.