In a period that see’s a host of clubs look for new players Ayrfield United will be looking for a new management team.
Alan O’Connor and Richie Carrick have stepped down for their role at the helm after a successful spell in charge.
The pair suggested work commitments as the catalyst behind the decision. The Body Transformations Gym owners felt they couldn’t dedicate the time needed to running a AUL top flight side while building a successful business.
They leave the club in a good state currently sitting fourth in the Premier A and still in two cup contests. Last season the side cemented their AUL Premier A status and made the Liddy and Nivea Cup finals, in what was the management duo’s first season in charge.
Carroll and O’Connor felt early December was the perfect time to confirm the change as it gives any incoming manager time to bring in new players.
In a statement sent to the JSP O’Connor confirmed.
“It’s with regret lads that we have to inform you that we are stepping down as managers of Ayrfield United FC. We feel that this is the best decision for both us and the club.We had a great season last year staying in Premier A and reaching two cup finals.We feel now that with the transfer window reopening it’s in the best interest of the club and us to resign and let someone else take the reins.The team is sitting comfortably in a great position in the league and have two domestic cups still to play for.We would like to thank everyone for helping us on and off the field over the last year and a half and we are proud to call you all friends.We have to priorities our livelihood which is the gym and I’m sure you can all appreciate that.”