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Jim Duffy Moves to Morton

Mon, 19th May 2014 11:07pm

Earlier today, the club announced that Jim Duffy had resigned from his post as first team manager, after accepting the same role at Greenock Morton.

Jim's tenure began in February 2011, as the club was struggling at the bottom of the Third Division, and he spearheaded a much-needed improvement in results during the run in.

As the club continued to operate with budget constraints, the following two seasons saw ninth place finishes in the league.

The 2013-14 season brought a significant improvement in the team's progress, as a League Two play-off slot was secured. That led to a semi-final tie against East Fife, with two spirited performances resulting in a cruel loss on penalty kicks. The campaign also included a fine Scottish Cup run, with Stranraer eventually knocking The Bully Wee out in a Fourth Round replay.

His reign also saw the welcome introduction of youth academy players to the first team; most notably, Scott Ferguson and Fraser McGhee, who both played an important role in the recent promotion bid.

Jim spoke to the official website tonight: "It really was a privilege and a pleasure to manage The Bully Wee. 

"I'd like to thank all the supporters for the patience they have shown as we developed the team and hopefully they have seen an improvement, not only with the first team but in the overall progression of the club.

"The atmosphere at the play-off games was really special. If the supporters can replicate that next season, I'm positive the boys can go one step further and achieve promotion. I genuinely wish the club every success and here's to a double celebration in 2015."

Clyde chairman John Alexander added, "On behalf of the board, I'd like to thank Jim for all of his efforts during his three and a half years at Clyde. He brought much needed stability and we are better placed now than when he started the job.

"We wish him well in his new role in full-time football."