Posted in Dumbarton FC at 3:53 pm on 24 May 2015
I’ve been away for a few days and took the oportunity for a rest from the internet.
As a result it was only today I found out Sons manager Ian Murray has resigned and will take up the manager’s job at St Mirren.
This is not entirely an unexpected development; I knew he had been interviewed for his new post.
Whatever, Ian Murray will always be remembered fondly for turning round our first season in the second tier for over 25 years, leading us to 5th (17th in Scotland) in the next – not to mention a Cup quarter final – and consolidating us in the season just gone. Any good wishes will be tempered by the hope we thump his new team when we meet them in the season to come.
So will this mean a new dawn or the end of the recent good times? Can a new manager take us on any further or will we be returning to the struggles of the lower divisions?
In many ways this comes at a bad time. Only three players are signed up for next season. Planning for it will of necessity be delayed while the club seeks someone to fill the position.
Interesting – and worrying – times.