Robbie Horn has departed Bonnyrigg Rose to return to League Two Berwick Rangers as manager on a two-year deal.
The former Berwick player was a fans’ favourite at Shielfield Park in a six-year spell during which he won the Third Division title in 2007 under previous manager John Coughlin.
Horn, who has taken assistant and Bonnyrigg legend David Burrell with him to the wee Gers, leaves behind a big void to fill at New Dundas Park after a hugely successful spell.
The 40-year-old led Bonnyrigg to the Super League title in his first season in charge in 2016 and masterminded a 1-0 William Hill Scottish Cup third-round replay defeat of Championship Dumbarton, which set up a glamour tie against holders Hibs at Tynecastle last season.
In a message to Bonnyrigg supporters on the club’s website, Horn said: “It’s with a heavy heart that I have made the decision to move on to pastures new, but I feel it’s an opportunity at this stage I can’t turn down.
“I have always said that I wanted a crack at senior football as a manager and looking at it in reality Berwick was probably the best chance I was ever going to get with the affiliation I have with the club. I’m ambitious and determined to prove I can manage at a higher level.”