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Ian Murray quits St.Mirren after Dumbarton defeat

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Ian Murray has quit as St.Mirren manager following the Paisley side’s 1-0 defeat to his former side Dumbarton on Saturday afternoon.

The 34-year-old left Dumbarton at the end of last season to take up the reins at St.Mirren following their relegation to the Championship. But six months fate would have it Dumbarton was the end of Murray’s tenure.

A statement issued via the official St.Mirren website, read: “It has been confirmed this evening that St Mirren manager Ian Murray has offered his resignation to the chairman, Stewart Gilmour, which has been accepted.

“We would like to thank Ian for his hard work in his time at the club and we are disappointed that it has not worked out for all parties.”

St.Mirren are currently sitting third from bottom in the Championship and are only four points ahead of Alloa who are bottom – but won 1-0 against Livingston on Saturday.

Former Hibernian and Aberdeen boss Alex Miller, who came in as assistant manager in November, will take over first team affairs until a successor to Murray is named.

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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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