Sunday, 11 November 2007

McCabe out at Dumbarton

Not too much of a shock to discover that Dumbarton have parted company with manager Gerry McCabe (picture, (c) BBC) today, after a really poor season so far. It wasn't a hasty decision, and with a new ownership structure and questions about how long the club will stay at SHS in the air, presages a period of significant transition for the Sons. Naturally my programme note at Exeter yesterday was about the managerial merry-go-round and how crazy it can be! Regarding the McCabe situation, Dumbarton vice-chair Colin Hosie has told the club website: "The directors felt that the time for change had come and today [Sunday 11 November 2007] Gerry was given the news. It was a difficult decision to make as we all know how hard Gerry worked. But we had to act in the best interests of the club. Our energies now will be fully focused on getting the right man for the job - meantime Jim Clark and Jim Gallager have agreed to look after first team matters. We now have a two-week break before our next game with Berwick Rangers and we invite applications for the position of manager at Dumbarton FC. We will not be speculating or commenting on any names until we find the right solution."

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