25 May 2021
© Philip Magowan/PressEye Ivan Sproule
Dergview are on the hunt for a new manager following Ivan Sproule's departure from the NIFL Championship side.
Sproule, 40, arrived at Darragh Park in October 2018 following a playing career that took him across the Irish Sea for spells at Hibernian, Bristol City and Ross County amongst others as well as numerous clubs closer to home. He was also capped 11 times by Northern Ireland.
However, he brought his time at Dergview to an end following an Irish Cup quarter-final defeat to Ballymena United earlier this month citing "personal and family commitments" as the reason.
Club chairman Roy Lecky said, “We would like to thank Ivan for his services and everything that he has done for the club over the past number of seasons.
“During his time at the club he managed with energy, commitment, enthusiasm and passion and motivated and inspired those around him to raise the bar both individually and collectively as a team.
“We respect Ivan’s decision to step down owing to personal and family commitments and we wish him and his family all the best for the future. While Ivan is stepping away from the job of first team manager he remains committed to the club.
“But now the search begins for a new manager and while we will be keen to find a replacement we will take our time and consider all our options in finding the right person for the job.”