SPFL's longest serving manager resigns from role after 11 years

The long serving boss was appointed to the position in October 2011.

SPFL’s longest serving manager Jim McInally resigns from Peterhead after 11 years STV News

The SPFL’s longest serving manager has resigned from his role after more than a decade.

Jim McInally has been in charge of Peterhead for 11 years since first taking on the role at the League One side in October 2011.

He leaves the role following a 1-1 draw with Airdrie on Saturday that leaves the north east club at the bottom of the division.

During his tenure, he won two League Two titles and consolidated the Blue Toon’s place in League one since 2019.

Peterhead confirmed the resignation on Monday.

Their chairman thanked McInally for his “professionalism, commitment and dedication”

Rodger Morrison said: “Jim has been a hugely successful manager for the past decade winning two league titles, reaching a memorable Cup Final against Rangers as well as taking many Premier League scalps along the way.

“Aside from his success on the pitch, I know Jim as a loyal and principled friend to this club who has made many personal and financial sacrifices for the good of PFC, especially during the Pandemic.

“There were concessions made by Jim during that time to help ensure that financial stability would continue, and these were not made as a football manager but as someone who cares deeply about Peterhead Football Club and my gratitude for that runs deep.

“These are big shoes to fill but we will endeavour to find the right person for the job and as such the due diligence process of appointing a new Manager will now begin”.

David Nicholls will take interim charge of the team until an appointment is made.

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