Speirs leaves Queens Park by mutual consent


queensparkQueens Park have announced that manager Gardner Speirs has left the Scottish League Two by mutual consent, after nearly six years in the job.

Club President Ross Caven said: “I am disappointed that Gardner is to leave the club and the respect we have for him, as well as the respect he has for us, is evidenced by his agreement to take the team against Berwick.

“This season has been a difficult one results wise however during his time with us Gardner regularly turned out sides that would challenge for promotion by playing a very exciting brand of football.

“As a club we lost almost an entire squad during the summer and Gardner has started the process of rebuilding.”

Speirs was the longest-serving manager in the Scottish game having been at the Hampden Park side since January 2008, when he left his position as assistant manager at Partick Thistle to replacing the then Spiders manager Billy Stark.

Speaking after his departure was announced, Gardner added: “There has been no fallout or anything like that but there was a feeling that things have run their course between The Club and me. They are a fantastic club and I wish them well. Just now seems to be a good time for us to part in order that my replacement, should they wish, has an opportunity to take advantage of the up and coming transfer window.”

Queen’s Park are currently 13 points adrift of Elgin City at the bottom of League Two.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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