Kenny Shiels has quit as Morton manager just days after the relegated Championship side were thumped 10-2 by Hamilton Accies, in their final game of the season on Sunday.
A statement on the official club website, read: “We would confirm that, following the result against Hamilton Academical at New Douglas Park on Saturday, Manager Kenny Shiels has tendered his resignation. This has been accepted with regret by the Board of Directors.”
Chairman Douglas Rae, who had been quite scathing in some of Shiels’ signings and his attitude several weeks ago, added: “I can confirm that the Board have accepted Kenny’s resignation, and we wish him every success for the future.”
Shiels, who replaced Allan Moore in December, won only four of 20 games since his appointment and the Greenock side were relegated 14 points adrift of Cowdenbeath at the bottom of the table.
On his resignation, Shiels commented: “I’m extremely disappointed that things didn’t work out at Greenock Morton and would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone associated with the Club all the very best for the future.”