Friday 22nd May 2015

SONS Chief Executive Gilbert Lawrie, speaking this afternoon following Ian Murray’s official unveiling as the new St Mirren manager, is disappointed by the exit news.

34-year old Murray parted company with Sons earlier today ending two-and-a-half years at the helm of Dumbarton FC.

After 108 games in charge, the former Dumbarton boss felt it was time to move on having again safely negotiated another season in the SPFL Championship for the Sons.

Lawrie, who now begins the search for a new gaffer, was philosophical about today’s events.

He said : “Ian did a great job for us and we are disappointed that he’s decided to move on.

“Dumbarton FC proved to be a good learning experience for him and we can take credit for his development as a manager.

“Things moved pretty fast in the last couple of days and the process was a bit of a whirlwind with communication not being the best. Notwithstanding that we wish Ian success in the future.

“However, we now focus on what’s in front of us, and tomorrow we’ll be having a full board meeting to discuss what we need to do next and begin the difficult task of searching for a new management team.

“We will need to move quickly, but we will follow a proper process and do the right thing in terms of protocol should we feel there is a candidate we’d like to speak to.”

Alan Findlay

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