AYR UNITED have confirmed David Hopkin has left the club – just four games into the Championship season.

The former Scotland international midfielder, 51, only took over the dug-out duties at Somerset Park in March, but has now moved on.

A statement from the club said: “Ayr United can confirm that we today have parted company with manager David Hopkin.

“Whilst naturally the terms of our discussions with David Hopkin remain confidential, we respect his views and would like to put on record our thanks for his efforts and wish him well for the future.

“Training and match preparation will be co-ordinated by Jim Duffy, John Joyce, Dave Timmins and Derek Stillie over the next period and we very much appreciate their continued support.

“Our games over the next few weeks are of the utmost importance and we urge fans to continue to support us to get through what has been a challenging time at the Club between our Covid issues and recent results.

“We are looking forward to our fans cheering the team on to good results over the coming weeks and months.”

Ayr currently sit second bottom of the table with just one point from their opening four games.

Former Morton, Bradford and Livingston gaffer Hopkin has left just before Saturday’s clash with Peter Grant’s struggling Dunfermline side.

His final game at the helm was the 2-0 loss to Raith Rovers just before the international break.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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