Cowdenbeath have parted company with boss Colin Nish following the club’s relegation to League Two at the weekend.
The Blue Brazil lost out to Queen’s Park 2-1 on aggregate in the play-off semi-final, with the result meaning they dropped down a division for the second season in a row.
Nish, who was appointed in June, last year, taking over from Jimmy Nicholl in the Central Park hot-seat, insisted he was still the right man for the job after the tie against the Spiders, saying: “I want to be manager of Cowdenbeath and I dearly want to be in the position to be in charge of our plans to get back into Ladbrokes League One as soon as possible.”
However, the club have decided to look in another direction and the hunt for a new manager has now begun.
In a statement, the club said: “Following the club’s relegation to League 2, it has been decided that manager Colin Nish’s contract will not be renewed.
“Colin came in at a point where the club was to an extent in transition after three seasons in the Championship and thus he was faced with a number of challenges in his first managerial role.
“Last season, we enjoyed a spell as challengers for a play-off place which was the target but ultimately form tailed off and we suffered this further demotion.
“Thus regretfully the board decided that the managerial position would need to be revisited.
“The board of Cowdenbeath FC thank Colin for all his dedication and hard work on behalf of the club and sincerely wish him well in all his future endeavours and career.
“Assistant manager Jason Dair has agreed to act as caretaker manager of Cowdenbeath FC pending appointment of a new manager in due course.”