Iain Polworth has stepped down as manager of Highland League side Clach after a decade in the job.
Former Aberdeen and Inverness Caledonian player Polworth cited recent results as his reasoning for resigning, stressing he was under no pressure from the board of directors to relinquish his position.
Polworth took over in August 2008 following the dismissal of Rod Houston and Dave Mackay, seeing the club through administration in 2009 when they were an estimated £250,000 in debt.
He was named Highland League manager of the year in 2013 after guiding the Lilywhites to a top-five finish and won the Highland League Cup a year later.
Clach’s players were informed tonight of Polworth’s decision for departing, following their 4-0 defeat to Rothes in the Scottish Cup on Saturday.
The Merkinchers have won just one of their first eight games this season and sit third-bottom on four points. The club’s remaining coaching staff will take the team for Saturday’s game at home to Rothes.
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