Published: 23/01/2013 17:02 - Updated: 23/01/2013 17:07

Dunn replaces Walker as Lossie boss

Written byBy Craig Christie

STEVIE Dunn has been appointed as the new Lossiemouth manager after the club parted company with former boss Kevin Walker on Tuesday night.

New Lossiemouth manager Stevie Dunn.
New Lossiemouth manager Stevie Dunn.

Chairman Royce Clark confirmed Walker had left the post by mutual consent after just seven months in charge, during which Lossie had struggled to pull away from the bottom of the Highland League.

Dunn and current assistant Jim Stables were offered the job as co-managers, but Stables elected to stay as number 2 leaving Dunn as the new man in charge.

"I’ve always liked a challenge so I’m looking forward to this one," said the veteran goalkeeper, who will remain as a registered Lossie player but only for emergencies.

Key Lossiemouth players like Martin McMullan, Darren McConnachie, JJ Urquhart and Nikki Smith departed the club before Walker came on board this season.

The former Forres Thistle boss suffered 18 defeats in 21 games in charge of Lossie as a largely new team made up of several ex-juniors and promising youngsters found life difficult in the Highland League.

"It was decided by the committee that we speak to Kevin about our current league position," said chairman Clark. "Myself and Alan McIntosh (club secretary) met with the manager and agreed we would benefit from a change of management.

"Stevie was offered the manager’s job and Jim was asked to stay on as his assistant. Both accepted immediately and were introduced to the squad as the new management team.

"I would like to thank Kevin for his time in charge. He is a nice guy who I got on well with and I wish him well.

"The committee and myself will give our full support to Stevie and Jim and hopefully the players and supporters will too."

See Northern Scot print version for more on this story.

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