Gary Holt ‘happy to sit back’ and allow fresh face to take Falkirk reigns as he provides manager update

Gary Holt says he will return to his sporting director role at Falkirk once the club find a new manager as the former Norwich City coach takes interim charge.

Falkirk parted ways with co-managers David McCracken and Lee Miller last week as the Bairns’ League One title challenge faltered, Partick Thistle now able to win the league this week if results go their way. Former manager Holt arrived at the club as sporting director earlier this year following spells at Norwich City and Livingston.


McCracken and Miller left last week. (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group via Getty Images)

His first interim game ended in a 2-2 draw with Cove Rangers, Holt saying: “It’s not the best week in football I have ever had but as soon as we came into the players to speak about the Cove Rangers game, it got put to the side. I don’t think you can dwell on it. I’m sure at the end of the season I will reflect on the mistakes I have made.

“But I will also look at the positives. I am fully focused at the moment at giving the players my attention and what they need. It was a culmination of things but our focus from the Thursday morning was the game. We just want to win as many games as we can. I couldn’t have asked more of the players who were available on Saturday.”

The former Norwich City coach plans to return to his behind the scenes role as sporting director once Falkirk find a new manager, adding: “I am very well occupied with the job I have at the moment so I will be more than happy to sit back and help the manager that is put in place, help the structure we are trying to put in place, a long-term plan.

Former Norwich City man Gary Holt has his hands full. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“That’s hard enough to combine at the moment. But I am in the building and I am happy to take it on at the moment. I am happy to give the players my full range of knowledge going forward.

“I don’t know if there will be a new manager before the end of the season. It depends if someone jumps out of us. We are going through the procedures to find the best candidate for the club.”

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