Jim McInally to remain in charge of Peterhead after extensive talks with chairman Rodger Morrison

Peterhead manager Jim McInally.
Peterhead manager Jim McInally.

Jim McInally has agreed to stay on as Peterhead manager.

McInally, who guided the Blue Toon to League 2 promotion this season, had been considering his future after the effects of a stressful season.

However, after meeting chairman Rodger Morrison, the ex-Dundee United midfielder has opted to remain in charge and lead the club into League 1 again.

Five days of talks between McInally, Morrison and vice-chairman Iain Grant have agreed that Scotland’s longest-serving manager remaining in charge is the best way forward for the club.

McInally had mulled over leaving last year after failing to take the club up through the play-offs, but stayed with the club to oversee promotion.

After the final day of the season, in which Peterhead secured the League 2 title by beating Queen’s Park 2-0, Morrison indicated he hoped McInally could be persuaded today and that he had not taken the club as far as he could.