Published: 02/10/2017 10:48 - Updated: 02/10/2017 10:50

Elgin manager quits to join Forfar

ELGIN City are looking for a new manager following Jim Weir’s departure to Forfar Athletic.Elgin City manager Jim Weir

Weir decided to call it quits after three years at Borough Briggs to take up the vacancy at Forfar.

In a club statement, Elgin said they were “extremely disappointed” to lose their boss but now begin the search for his replacement.

It is not yet known if Weir’s assistant Gavin Price will join him at Forfar.

Weir arrived at Elgin in November 2014 at a time when the club was bottom of League 2 and facing possible relegation to the Highland League.

He steered City to safety that season, and the following year guided them to second place and the play-offs.

Last season the Black and Whites finished a point short of the play-offs after a losing run late in the campaign, prompting Weir and Price to consider their future at the club.

However the management duo elected to stay, helping take Elgin to the third round of the Irn Bru Cup after defeating League of Ireland side Bray Wanderers.

In their statement, Elgin said they regrettably announced the departure of Weir.

“Forfar approached the club for permission to speak to Jim regarding their managerial vacancy. Jim has agreed to join Forfar.

“Although extremely disappointed we accept his decision and wish him luck, we start the search for his replacement. The club will issue a further statement during the week.”

Weir has been Elgin’s most successful boss in 17 seasons of Scottish League football.

He was in charge of 126 matches in all competitions, winning 53 and drawing 24.

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