Forfar Athletic parts way with manager

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Forfar Athletic have parted ways with Dick Campbell after Saturday’s defeat to Cowdenbeath left the club without a win in 11 league matches.

A statement posted to the club’s website on Sunday said: “Following yesterday’s defeat by Cowdenbeath which brought our run to 11 league games and three months since we last won a league match, the Board of Directors decided that a change of management at the club was necessary.

“The decision to bring to an end Dick Campbell’s seven and a half year tenure as Manager of Forfar Athletic Football Club was obviously taken somewhat reluctantly and with a heavy heart and the board realise it will not be a universally or even perhaps locally popular one.

“However they felt that a change of direction was required as the club’s slide down the Ladbrokes League One table continued.

“It goes without saying that they would wish to thank Dick and his brother Ian for their contribution to Forfar Athletic since May of 2008 and they will always be welcome guests at Station Park at any time in the future.”