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Diamonds appoint new manager

24th October 2013

The Club can confirm that Gary Bollan has been appointed Manager of the Club and whilst he will become involved with immediate effect, he will officially take over after the game on Saturday.

Jim Ballantyne confirmed "Sunday was a sad day with the departure of Jimmy Boyle but the Board felt that it was time for a change.

"We have been overwhelmed with applications from home and abroad and the standard was extremely high, which reflects the current difficulties facing Scottish football.

"I would like to thank everyone who applied and apologise if I have not been able to get round everybody personally"

He explained "The Board agreed a list of priorities and objectives and after a lot of research it was clear that Gary Bollan was the preferred candidate. 

"We met up to discuss the position and from then on there was no doubt in my mind."

He concluded "It has been a tough 15 months for everybody at the Club as well as the fans but today we strive to move forward. 

"I would urge the fans to get behind the new Manager and the players for a what will be a very difficult run of fixtures, and for the rest of the campaign as a whole."

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