Ayr United boss David Hopkin steps down as manager

David Hopkin has stepped down from his position as Ayr United boss.

The former Morton man has departed after just six months where he registered only three wins.

The 51-year-old’s last game in charge of the Honest Men was Tuesday’s 2-0 home defeat by Raith Rovers, which left his side ninth in the second tier.

A club statement read: “Ayr United can confirm that we today have parted company with Manager, David Hopkin.

“Whilst naturally the terms of our discussions with David Hopkin remain confidential, we respect his views and would like to put on record our thanks for his efforts and wish him well for the future.

“Training and match preparation will be co-ordinated by Jim Duffy, John Joyce, Dave Timmins and Derek Stillie over the next period and we very much appreciate their continued support.

“Our games over the next few weeks are of the utmost importance and we urge fans to continue to support us to get through what has been a challenging time at the Club between our Covid issues and recent results.

“We are looking forward to our fans cheering the team on to good results over the coming weeks and months.”

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