Published: 02/01/2018 12:54 - Updated: 02/01/2018 14:11

Keith part company with manager Robb

KEITH are looking for a new management team after parting company with Ewan Robb and his assistant Martin Skinner.Ewan Robb

Robb revealed he had left the Kynoch Park club by mutual consent folllowing a meeting with chairman Andy Troup on Tuesday morning.

The former Aberdeen University manager had been in charge for just 26 matches since taking over from Allan Hale in June.

“It was all part of the thinking that it would be better for a clean break,” he said.

“It’s tough because it’s a good club and I’ve worked with some good people, but that’s football.”

Club coach Dean Donaldson will take charge for the Maroons' home match against Nairn County on Saturday.

Robb joined Keith around two years ago as first team coach and under-20s manager, working with then-manager Hale.

He succeeded Hale, who quit as manager at the end of May last year.

Despite being appointed as new boss at a time when pre-season was well underway, Robb made a winning start with a 2-1 success over Fort William in his opening match.

The Maroons then lost their next ten games before defeating Gala Fairydean in the Scottish Cup.

Since the Fort win at the beginning of the campaign, Keith won just two more league games against Strathspey Thistle and Fraserburgh.

A Keith spokesperson said the process of recruiting a new management team will start in due course.

"The board wish to place on record their thanks to Ewan and Martin for their considerable efforts and hard work during a challenging period of transition for the club. We wish them well in the future."

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