Newburgh look for a new boss to help club reach its potential

Newburgh Juniors are on the hunt for a new manager after the East Shore club parted company with Gordon Urquhart.

Thursday, 12th May 2016, 9:07 am
Updated Friday, 13th May 2016, 1:17 pm
Newburgh are looking to the future following the departure of some senior club officials in recent months. (Stock image)

‘Burgh, who sit second from bottom in the North Division, had been starting to pick up results as they crept further away from bottom side Forfar Albion.

However, the good form didn’t last, and was tempered in recent games with a crushing 8-0 defeat to Glenrothes last Wednesday and a 4-0 loss at home to Kirriemuir Thistle at the weekend.

Mr Urquhart stepped down on Saturday.

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And it’s not the only change to take place at the junior football club with their long serving chairman and secretary also leaving recently.

The club is now looking to the future, and as well as inviting applications to take over at East Shore, has recently introduced a handful of new committee members to help its running

A spokesman for the club said: “The recent meeting held at Newburgh to encourage people to join the committee and assist with the running of the football club resulted in nine new committee members being recruited.

“Newburgh’s committee is now a very healthy 13 bodies strong.

“All of these committee members are first and foremost passionate Newburgh fans.

“They are all committed to making the club a little bit better every day building everything around the football team that is on the park.

“We have a desire to make Newburgh as professional and well run as is possible within our means.

“We are not a boom and bust club we are very much aware of the need for steady sustainable growth on and off the park.”

On the park the search is not on to find Urquhart’s replacement.

The club’s league position may not be the healthiest right now, but the committee feel there’s still plenty to attract a high calibre of gaffer to the ‘Burgh.

“The club would encourage anyone who has an interest in working with us to apply to fill our managerial vacancy,” added the spokesman.

“We will look at every application with a view to appointing a manager or management team that shares our vision of the future for our club.

“We have good facilities and a ground that is a credit to the hard work that goes on around the club throughout the week by a dedicated group of volunteers.

“We are looking to build a team that will complement these facilities and grow our fanbase.”

If you are interested in further details on the managerial position then contact Kevin Bartlett on 07743 180205

Applications will be reviewed this coming week to ten days with a view to carrying out informal interviews week beginning May 23.