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Huntly manager Gregg Carrol quits the HFL club

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Highland Football League outfit Huntly FC are on the search for a new manager after Gregg Carrol resigned with immediate effect for personal reasons.

Carrol asked for an indefinite leave of absence days after the Strathbogie side lost 6-0 to Formartine United on October 31st, but now he has handed in his resignation which the club have accepted.

Club chairman George Clark, speaking to the official club website, said: “I can confirm, with regret, that Gregg has intimated his resignation earlier this afternoon. His reasons for doing so are private and personal and neither I nor the club will be making any further comment.

“I would like to place on record my sincere thanks and appreciation for the tremendous work that Gregg has carried out here at the club. Few people outside myself know the amount of hours of work he has put in to revolutionise our club’s practices and youth development. I am sure he and indeed all of us would have preferred to see some better results along the way, but in my view that always has to be viewed in the context of the bigger picture of the club going forward, and he leaves us in a far healthier state than when he arrived.

“I also believe luck has deserted us at times this season, given he has at best been short of four first team regulars and up to eight or nine at times through injury and work commitments. That would challenge any manager in any league in the world, let alone a modest Highland League club. I wish him all the very best for the future”

The 44 year old replaced previous manager Dave McGinlay on 9th February 2014 after winning two league championships with Deveronvale in 2003 and 2006, as well as winning back to back titles with Buckie Thistle in 2010 and 2011.

Mark Gray will continue in his role as interim manager.

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