Gary Jardine has stepped down as Edinburgh City manager following today’s 3-0 defeat to Stenhousemuir at Ochilview.
The former City defender leaves after 15 seasons at the club, eight of which were as first-team boss.
Having made history in guiding the club to the SPFL via an historic Pyramid Play-Off victory over East Stirlingshire in 2016, Jardine cited a lack of togetherness as one factor behind his decision.
“That was my last game,” he revealed in his post-match interview.
“There’s things that I’ve not been happy with at the club for a while. In football, when you strip it back, you have to enjoy it and I haven’t been enjoying it.
“There hasn’t been the togetherness that there once was within the club, right through the whole structure and I found it difficult working under that.
“It’s something that I feel I’ve been forced in to for a while, but I’m not going to go in to personal reasons.
“This is my eighth season as a manager and I like to think I’ve done well for the club although I still feel I’m leaving it with a job half done.”
“To a man, I think everyone wants the same thing which is success for Edinburgh City and I wish the club all the best.”