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Laurie Ellis and Grant Murray sacked by Queen’s Park

The League One side have begun the search for a new management team.

Laurie Ellis and Grant Murray sacked by Queen’s Park SNS Group

Queen’s Park have announced that head coach Laurie Ellis and his assistant Grant Murray have been relieved of their duties following a poor run of form.

The ambitious cinch League One outfit have won just one of their last nine matches in all competitions and have slipped to fourth in the table, 13 points adrift of leaders Cove Rangers.

Wednesday’s 1-0 defeat away to promotion rivals Airdrie has proved to be the last game in charge for Ellis, who replaced Ray McKinnon as manager in May following their promotion from League Two.

A statement on the Spiders’ website said: “The club is grateful to Laurie for his hard work and commitment but has reluctantly taken the decision to appoint a new management team to take the club forward.”

Peter Grant Jnr and Gardner Spiers will take interim charge of the team until a new appointment is made.

Chief executive Leeann Dempster said: “We are grateful to Laurie and Grant for their work, we appreciate their efforts and wish both every success in future.

“We are now looking forward to bringing in a new management team that will help us build the next successful chapter as we seek to realise our ambitions for Queen’s Park on and off the pitch.”

Queen’s recently appointed former AZ Alkmaar sport development director Marijn Beuker as their sporting director.