Coldstream and manager Stevie Gibbard part company

Coldstream have parted company with manager Stevie Gibbard – less than two weeks after he had resigned ‘by mistake’.

Sunday, 8th March 2015, 7:17 pm
Stephen Gibbard parted company with Coldstream by mutual consent on Thursday.
Stephen Gibbard parted company with Coldstream by mutual consent on Thursday.

The club announced on Saturday that it had parted company with Gibbard on Thursday by mutual consent.

Allan Wilson, Jimmy Taylor and Phil Johnson took charge of the team for Saturday’s match away to Kelso United, Coldstream winning 3-0.

It is understood that the club will release a statement over the next few days.

Following the departure of Stephen Gibbard, left, Allan Wilson, picturede right has taken charge alongside Phil Johnson

Gibbard took over after Neil Oliver resigned in November and set about strengthening the threadbare squad.

But two weeks ago the 39-year-old sent a text to his players the night before a match away to Civil Service Strollers saying that he had resigned – even though Coldstream were enjoying their best run of results of the season.

He admitted the next day that he had made a mistake made due to personal reasons and after a meeting with the committee he remained in charge.

But it lasted only another week and a half. Gibbard’s last game in charge was last week’s 5-0 defeat at home to Leith Athletic.