Ayr United explain David Hopkin departure amid ‘challenging time’

Scottish Championship club Ayr United say results over the coming weeks are of ‘utmost importance’ after the departure of former Crystal Palace and Morton man David Hopkin as manager.

Hopkin was appointed boss in March this year after a spell as manager of fellow Championship club Morton. This season has started with one draw and three league defeats, fans chanting for Hopkin’s exit at the end of this week’s 2-0 defeat to Raith Rovers. Hopkin featured for Bradford City and Crystal Palace prominently as a player.


Hopkin has left Ayr. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

He has since managed in Scotland with Livingston and Morton. An Honest Men statement reads: “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.

“We 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.

“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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