Raith Rovers sack Grant Murray

Murray has departed with immediate effect. Picture: Michael Gillen

Murray has departed with immediate effect. Picture: Michael Gillen

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Raith Rovers have sacked their manager Grant Murray after a run of five straight defeats in the Championship.

Murray, who led Rovers to the Ramsdens Cup with victory in the final against Rangers last season, was relieved of his duties tonight.

His last game in charge was the 4-0 home defeat by Livingston on Saturday in which his team was booed off the pitch. Raith failed to make the play-offs but are not in danger of relegation.

The club issued a statement on their website: “Recent performances and results have led to parting of ways.

“His three-year tenure has included an unforgettable Ramsdens Cup win and two Scottish Cup quarter-final appearances, while Championship league status has been maintained.

“Grant has been an extremely hard working manager and we wish him well in his future career within football.”

First-team coach Laurie Ellis will take the team for its final match of the season which is against Ian Murray’s Dumbarton on Saturday.