The Trust Board will call on the Berwick Rangers FC Board to act to replace manager Jimmy Crease with immediate effect after the latest in a series of disappointing results over the last two and a quarter seasons.
The humiliating defeat by Deveronvale in the Scottish Cup has compounded growing concern at the lack of progress on the field which is creating disenchantment amongst supporters, leading to falling crowds.
Despite a substantial uplift in this season’s playing budget and commendable patience shown by both the Football Club Board and supporters, Rangers are languishing in 7th place in the Third Division following another inconsistent and uninspiring campaign.
We are concerned that the manager has consistently failed to address long-standing problems relating to team matters and disciplinary issues. Additionally, there has been little evidence of the manager carrying out any critical self-analysis or taking responsibility for the current state of affairs. An apology to those supporters who dug deep to support their team in Banff would have been appropriate in the circumstances.
We have not taken this decision lightly, but believe that this position represents the views of the majority of our members.
We have asked our representative on the Berwick Rangers FC Board to make our position clear – that the replacement of the manager should be a priority in order to revive the current season and reinvigorate supporters’ interest in Berwick Rangers.